Seychelles has launched its national COVID-19 Immunization Campaign on Sunday, January 10, 2021.
Being one of the first countries in Africa to start a COVID-19 national vaccination programme, Seychelles aims to be the first country in the world to vaccinate 70% of the over 18 years of age population in order to achieve herd immunity.
The President of the Republic of Seychelles, H E Wavel Ramkalawan is also known as the first head of state to receive the SinoPharm COVID-19 Vaccine.
The campaign launch, held at the Seychelles Hospital started on a high note as about a hundred people including leaders, health workers, media personalities received their first shot of the SinoPharm COVID-19 showing their support towards the country’s immunization efforts.
Following the launch, the Ministry of Health will roll- out the administering of the Vaccine to key groups in the country as of Monday, January 11, 2021, starting with Health Care Workers and other front-line groups including the tourism industry operators.
President Ramkalawan restated the need for the country to unite as a nation and to rally behind the Health Authorities to help curb the spread of this deadly virus, protect the lives of all citizens and restore economic development in the country.