First shipment of COVID-19 vaccine lands in Somalia

AstraZeneca is a type of Vaccine made at Oxford University in England taken every three-month and has been proven to have likely 76% capable to withstand the virus.

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First shipment of COVID-19 vaccine lands in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - On Monday, March 15, Somalia has received the first batch of Covid-19 Vaccine since the Pandemic has hit the Horn of Africa country last year.

300,000 vaccine doses out of 1.2 million donated to the country by WHO landed on Monday as part of the global effort to wipe out the deadly virus.

Facing lack of leadership and total collapse of the health system with the government at the center of political turmoil, the second wave of Covid-19 has taken a toll.

Local doctors say the entire public health service at De Martini hospital in Mogadishu is on the brink of collapse with the number of infections continue, there is no increase in ICU beds.

AstraZeneca is a type of Vaccine made at Oxford University in England taken every three-month and has been proven to have likely 76% capable to withstand the virus.

Public health workers on the frontline and those tested positive for the disease in De Martini Hospital will be accolated with elderly people becoming the next target.

Officials confirmed a total of 244 new cases in 24 hours arguably one of the highest rates since the second wave. The country lost 367 citizens in one year to the pandemic. 

There are also 9,190 coronavirus infections in the country, mostly registered in the capital Mogadishu, where an estimated three million people are dwelling. 

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