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South Sudan received COVID-19 vaccines


Juba, 14 September 2021(TDI): Sudan received its first consignment of 152,950 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This is the third batch of vaccine shipments to South Sudan through the COVAX Facility.

The first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines was delivered via COVAX on 25 March 2021 and the second set of 59,520 French-donated AstraZeneca vaccines arrived on 31 August 2021 and a donation was scheduled for arrival from Sweden soon.
“Thanks to the Government of The United States, the vaccines are growing the current COVID-19 vaccine programme for people 18 years and older to prevent COVID-19,” said Health Minister Hon Elizabeth Achuei.
Jesper Moller, UNICEF Deputy Representative said, The vaccines that arrived will contribute significantly to the development of COVID vaccines with a single shot dose, It is essential to secure the continuation of child care services by protecting health workers, teachers, and others providing key social services. We’re thankful to the United States and COVAX. This achievement shows the strength of the partnership.
“Vaccine is a critical and powerful tool for winning the fight against COVID-19, alongside other public health measures. Dr. Fabian Ndenzako, WHO Representative in South Sudan, said that the advent of the Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is essential for preventing COVID-19.”

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