South Sudan: Pochalla County is now conducting a Covid-19 immunization push.
On Monday, health officials in Pochalla Area, Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA), initiated a campaign to vaccinate 15, 315 persons in the county with the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine.
Amen Opiew, the county health director, explained that the vaccination effort will last a week and that roughly 70 people have already gotten their shots.
“The Johnson & Johnson vaccination was given to us in the amount of 15,315 doses.” “We started the campaign today (Monday), June 20th, and it will finish on June 27th,” he stated. “We have vaccinated roughly 70 individuals today (Monday), mostly ladies.”
Opiew said that they intend to use up all of the pills in a week due to the huge attendance among residents.
“A large proportion of the local population, particularly women, are being vaccinated.” We educated vaccinators from all Payams, and I believe the reason for the high turnout is because people knew the vaccination was safe,” he continued.
Elizabeth Akweleng Deng, a Pochalla entrepreneur, said she was first apprehensive but chose to be vaccinated after learning the vaccination will save her life.
“Those who were vaccinated from the start are still alive and well.” “I don’t see any need to hesitate any longer,” she replied. “I am a 35-year-old mother of five. “I took my medication and am OK.”
Another Pochalla resident, Othow Okoti, who also received the vaccination, said the vaccine is safe and urged people to disregard vaccine falsehoods.
“South Sudan produces no vaccines.” “Those utilized for Yellow Fever and her offspring are brought in from outside,” he said. So there’s nothing unique about the Covid-19. “I got a dosage today (Monday).”