South Sudan Receives 59,000 Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine from France

The government of South Sudan has advised residents to turn up for Covid vaccination after the country on Tuesday received 59,520 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the Covax initiative.

Health Minister Elizabeth Achuei said the doses were donated by the French government.

“On behalf of the government, I would like to welcome the arrival of this life-saving vaccine. The deployment will take place on Wednesday. The provision of this would contribute to the effective health of the people.

Achuei told reporters during reception of the third consignment at Juba International Airport on Tuesday.“Starting tomorrow (Wednesday) supplies will be sent across the country. The vaccination will also start straightaway with Juba Teaching Hospital, Juba Military Hospital and Police hospitals respectively,”

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South Sudan’s World Health Organization Representative, Dr Fabian Ndenzako said, “I would like to recognise and welcome the arrival of this large supply. It is essential and it will contribute to fighting the pandemic in the country”.

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