South Sudan to exhaust 29,710 COVID-19 vaccine doses in 21 days
South Sudan has roughly 21 days to administer the remaining 29,710 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines before the vaccines expire on July 18th, a DG at the Ministry of Health Broached on Sunday.
In a briefing in Juba on Sunday, Dr. John Rumunu, Director-General for Protective Health Services at the Ministry of Health disclosed that the Ministry hopes South Sudan will exhaust the remaining doses before they expiry.
It is worthy of note that all the states have received vaccines. The deployment, according to the briefing, is still ongoing. The director further analyzes that 30,290 doses have been used (28,218 doses are for first doses and 2,072 are the second doses)
But the ministry still have 29,710 doses to be deployed, Dr Rumunu broached has he revealed that vaccine rolled out at states is in progress
The ministry hopes we will use the remaining doses before the time of expiring, Dr. Rumunu told reporters at the COVID-19 press briefing on Sunday.
South Sudan received 132,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the COVAX facility on March 25, 2021. On April 6, its country launched its vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in the capital Juba.