By Garang A. Malak
Juba — South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Tuesday afternoon took his first AstraZeneca jab.
There had been debates within the previous few weeks over the safety of the vaccine.
Addressing members of the press in Juba on Tuesday, Presidential Affairs Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin talked about the president took the vaccine with a goal to guide by instance.
“We now want to maintain interaction this injection which has been taken by millions of contributors internationally.
“We’re no longer the first folks to maintain it. Yes, there are some risks in it nonetheless there are more risks even as you are no longer injected,” he talked about.
Mr Marial told South Sudanese to get vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19.
In late March, South Sudan received 132,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
This changed into the first of a lot of vaccine shipments scheduled to scheme within the coming months, below the Covax facility.
However, there has been reluctance within the uptake of the jab prompting leaders to get the vaccine to help voters to moreover get inoculated.