SOUTH SUDAN: COVID-19 VACCINATION LAUNCH POSTPONED AGAIN
The launch of covid19 vaccination for South Sudan has been postponed again. The exercise had been scheduled to start this morning at presidential place, J1 in Juba.
An official from the ministry of health has told Journalists at J1 that the launch of the vaccination campaign has been postponed indefinitely.
No reason was given for the postponement.
The presidency and senior government officials were expected to receive their first jabs of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines during the launch.
On Monday, South Sudan’s Health Ministry announced that it would launch the vaccine on Tuesday.
South Sudan received the first batch of its 132,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility on Thursday, and another 60,000 doses donated by African Union (AU) through African Centre for Disease Control (CDC) on Friday 26.
According to the health ministry, the vaccines will first be administered to priority groups including the frontline health workers, elderly people of 65 years and above, and people with underlying medical conditions.