The President of The Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency (HE) Adama Barrow modified into as soon as the principle to remove the COVID-19 vaccine, launching the COVAX Vaccination rollout at the Statehouse in Banjul on 10th March 2021.
This adopted the arrival of 36,000 doses of Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccines underneath the COVAX facility, which aims to make on hand vaccines for low and center profits international locations.
Adama Barrow modified into as soon as broadcast live while being vaccinated.
The authorities aims to expose its inhabitants that COVID-19 vaccines are stable and efficient in the fight towards COVID-19.
The president addressed the COVID-19 vaccine safety concerns.
HE Adama Barrow talked about, “It is miles a relief, therefore, that lawful vaccines hang been chanced on, tested and accredited by official experts. I am sure all of us desire that the vaccines were chanced on earlier to attach more lives,’’ talked about the president.
The president expressed his gratitude to the COVAX Facility.
“Fortunately, the Gambia has bought thirty-six thousand (36,000) doses of AstraZeneca vaccine underneath the COVAX equipment. Here’s essential!” added the president.
Health Minister, Hon. Dr Amadou Lamin Samateh also obtained vaccinated the identical day with the president. He counseled the COVAX facility for its effort to assemble vaccines to cater for 20% of The Gambia’s inhabitants.
“Here’s a historical and momentous occasion for The Gambia,” talked about Hon. Dr Amadou Lamin Samateh.
The first consignment of the vaccines would possibly well be prioritised for health crew, folks with power situation and folks feeble 65 years and above to minimise the severity of the situation if they develop into exposed to COVID-19 virus.
The WHO Consultant thanked the donors who pulled sources collectively to make COVAX Facility a dream near neutral precise. He also saluted the health crew who continue to work towards COVID-19.
“On behalf of WHO and COVAX partners, I want to enlighten our precise gratitude to all donors for striking their money and have confidence in the COVAX Facility,’’ talked about Dr Tiruneh.
“We are greatly indebted to health crew, who hang consistently been and restful are in the fore front in the fight towards COVID-19,” added Dr Tiruneh.
Different high ranking officials were vaccinated on the day along with the Vice President of The Gambia- Dr Isatou Touray, people of the nationwide assembly, cupboard ministers, nationwide COVID-19 coordinator, leaders of the Islamic Supreme Council and Christian crew in The Gambia, and high authorities officials from varied ministries.
Essentially, citizens are urged to no longer sorely depend on vaccines. The vaccines need to no longer satisfactory to acquire transmission of COVID-19. Time tested frequent public health measures equivalent to wearing of facemasks, physical distancing and hand hygiene ought to restful restful be maintained always.