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Cameroon/Mass COVID-19 immunization: Gov’t targets 20% of population

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The Government of Cameroon has expanded the anti-COVID-19 vaccination campaign to include the general public with the aim of vaccinating at least 20% of its population in a bid to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

 

The mass vaccination campaign kicked off this Wednesday April 28, 2021 in all vaccination centres across the country, about 243 of them.

Participants are all those who are above 18 years old with underlined health conditions like diabetes, hypertension.

According to health experts, before vaccinating vaccination teams will ensure the participants do not present any severe case of illness nor have been exposed to the virus for a period of six months to the date of vaccination.

The goal of the Government is to get at least 20% of the population immunized against the virus.

Two weeks ago, the campaign was lunched targeting health personnel and old age persons.

Prior to the launch of this campaign, the Government received 200,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine and a week later, close to 400,000 doses of the AztraZeneca vaccines for the exercise.

 

 


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