After receipt of 96,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, by the COVAX facility, Liberia, this day April 1, 2021, joined many international locations to officially commence the vaccination marketing campaign against COVID-19.
The Honorable Minister of Successfully being, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah launched the vaccine on the Ministerial Complex in the presence of the UN Head of Agencies, the UK and European Union Ambassadors, Consultant of diversified constructing companions, Cupboard Ministers, chairs of the health committees on the Senate and legislature, senior authorities officers and the media.
Without extend after the commence, the Honorable Minister of Successfully being become once the well-known to receive her first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on the side of extra than 60 others dignitaries including the WHO Consultant for Liberia, Ministers of files, Education and Chairpersons on Successfully being in the Dwelling of Senate and Legislature.
Talking throughout the ceremony, the Minister of Successfully being mentioned she become once honored on behalf of the President of the Republic of Liberia Dr. George M. Weah to commence the COVID-19 vaccination marketing campaign “I deserve to thank our companions who own stood with us in thick and skinny, right here’s a demonstration of appropriate partnership,” the Minister of Successfully being mentioned in her opening remarks.
Dr. Jallah entreated all eligible people in particular health care workers to embrace the bogus of getting vaccinated and warranted them that they are going to receive their second doses within 8 to 12 weeks after the preliminary dose.
She assured the public that the vaccines deployed by the Authorities are derive, free, voluntary and could maybe peaceful be rolled out to the public per the offer of extra doses in country.
“Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 this day shall be one amongst the only real programs to present yourself with protection and every person spherical you. The extra eligible folks acquire vaccinated against COVID-19 in Liberia, the easier it’s for everyone. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 globally and in Liberia gets us nearer to the pause of the pandemic,” mentioned Dr. Peter Clement, WHO Country Consultant for Liberia.
“It’s miles mandatory to continue adherence to public health preventive measures to decrease the spread of COVID-19 even after you are fully vaccinated,” Dr. Clement added.
“At the brand new time’s rollout of vaccines in Liberia is a large step forward in ending this pandemic. As one amongst the COVAX initiative companions, UNICEF is guaranteeing that vaccines will seemingly be found to the frontline workers and basically the most inclined so that no one is left in the aid of on this global fight,” mentioned Laila O. Gad, UNICEF Consultant in Liberia.
She mentioned that the only real manner to set lives and slash again the an infection is by battling the virus spread by vaccination.
The vaccines are now deployed at eight sites in Montserrado and Margibi counties including; the Quantity 14 Militia scientific institution, JFK memorial scientific institution, Catholic scientific institution, Redemption and SOS Hospitals amongst others. The vaccines will subsequently be rolled out to the others counties in the approaching days.
The AstraZeneca vaccines were tested in suppose of the art laboratories, tried in hundreds of successfully-known clinics and approved by WHO. The an identical vaccines are being administered all over the place the sphere, including international locations in Africa, love Ghana, Sierra Leone, Mali, Morocco, amongst others.
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