COVID-19: S. Sudan experienced a reduction in vaccine hesitancy, just 1800 doses left to be used before expiration
In the briefing by the ministry of health on Sunday, the ministry broached that it is only one thousand eight hundred doses of Covid-19 vaccines that are yet to be administered. And these doses will finish before 18 of July, which is the date of expiration.
This is because of the reduction in vaccine hesitancy.
In an attempt to safeguard the vaccines from expiring, the ministry gave out 72000 doses to its neighbouring country, Kenya.
The vaccine campaign was given maximum attention in June with the support of the international partners that assisted in the distribution of the vaccines to the states and administrative areas.
Doctor Angelo Goup, the Chief of Operations of the Emergence Operations on COVID-19, spoke during the weekly briefing on Covid-19 on Sunday that the remaining does are mainly in Juba teaching hospital and Juba military hospital. He added that the ministry has evacuated the doses from the area where are there is low uptake back to Juba.
South Sudan had the problem of limited financial resources at the beginning of the COVID-19 campaign activities and also struggled because of a reluctance by health care workers to get vaccinated.
The government was slow in approving the vaccines along with delays in training the health workers, all this contributed to the reason so many are unwilling to take the vaccine.
But, this has changed a little now and most are voluntarily taking the Covid-19 vaccine.