Over 140,000 COVID-19 vaccines are set to arrive in South Sudan.
South Sudan will get 144,000 extra doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine through COVAX this week, according to WHO authorities.
New Zealand will provide vaccines for the COVID-19 immunization program, which is currently taking place in 80 countries around the country.
According to Dr. Sacha Bootsma, WHO’s Covid-19 Incident Manager for South Sudan, an additional 800,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are scheduled to be delivered to South Sudan by April.
Vaccinations are now being administered in 556 health facilities across all 80 counties, and we are expecting the long-awaited 144,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccine from New Zealand next week, as well as the 800,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccination donation from Portugal, said a World Health Organization official on Sunday during a weekly conference at the Public Health Emergency Operation Center.
Since the vaccine campaign started in early 2021, at least 467,104 individuals have been inoculated, accounting for 3.4 percent of the overall population.
Northern Bahr el Ghazal State has the greatest immunization coverage in the state, accounting for 8.9 percent.
Vaccination against Covid-19 is virtually as common in Western Bahr el Ghazal as it is in Northern Bahr el Ghazal (8.9 percent).
According to the Ministry of Health, at least 18 new positive cases have been reported in the last 48 hours since the epidemic started in 2020.
In April 2020, 138 individuals died from COVID-19 problems.