Frontline Health Workers takes first jab of astrazeneca

Juba Teaching hospital's COVID-19 vaccination center

South Sudanese health workers in Juba teaching hospital have received COVID-19 vaccinate rollout. The ministry of health launched the first coronavirus vaccine in partnership with World Health Organization.

Less than ten doctors received their first dose. South Sudan obtained its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines on March 25th, 2021.

The 132,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be offered first to health care workers, including doctors and nurses, along with other vulnerable groups.

Minister of Health Hon. Elizabeth Achuei said the COVID-19 vaccine would help protect the population against infections and prepare them for returning to everyday life. We are grateful to all partners for their support in facilitating the vaccines’ arrival in our country.

Health workers who received the vaccine were so happy about getting their first dose. They said vaccine rollout injection would help prevent minimize the risk of pandemic spread among vulnerable people.

Senior health consultant surgeon Lefteri George has encouraged citizens to include military personnel in the barrack to take the vaccine. He advised people to avoid ignorant about the pandemic.

 “We are seeing a lot of people dying in front of us as medical doctors; we are terrified about what is happening. It is killing disease, and we are seeing a lot of colleagues passing away because of this disease.”

Nurse Mrs. Nyakume Michael says she is very comfortable receiving the COVID-19 pandemic to save her life; while dismissing people’s perception about the vaccine.

She reiterated taking a vaccine is the only way to prevent the virus from spreading among people. The vaccine rollout was expected to start at Presidential palace J1 but postponed twice. 

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