Somalia rolls out Sinopharm vaccines to boost fight against COVID-19


Somalia’s health ministry on Wednesday rolled out doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by China to boost the war against COVID-19 pandemic in the Horn of African nation.

The country’s deputy minister of health Ahmed Hussein received his first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine during the launch of the exercise in Mogadishu.

Hussein said his country was gratitude to China for the support in the fight against COVID-19 in Somalia.

The rollout of the jabs at a hospital in Mogadishu comes after the Horn of African nation on April 11 received a batch of Sinopharm vaccine.

The Horn of African nation rolled out its mass vaccination on March 16, having received vaccines through the COVAX facility.

The ministry of health said it is giving priority to the frontline health workers, essential service providers and the elderly.

The country had reported 12,406 cases, including 5,222 recoveries and 618 deaths, as of April 11.


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