In a bid to curb the increasing number of infections and deaths triggered by the covid 19 pandemic in the country and across the world, Tanzania will therefore begin its COVID-19 vaccination exercise on Wednesday, July 28, the country’s health minister has announced, with President Samia Suluhu Hassan expected to be inoculated on the same day.
Dr. Dorothy Gwajima, in a statement, confirmed that President Samia would launch the exercise on July 28, 9.00 am at State House Dar es Salaam.
Following the launch on Wednesday, the ministry will then carry on with the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine doses, and the government is urging the population to get vaccinated and prevent the spread of the virus.
“The Government expects to receive more vaccine doses, to enable all Tanzanians to get the jab.” Dr. Dorothy said.
On July 24 this year, the country received 1,058,400 Jansen Coronavirus vaccine doses donated by the United States Government through the COVAX facility.
Dr. Dorothy had announced earlier that priority for the vaccination exercise would be given to health workers, adults aged 50 years and older, and those with chronic health conditions in regions such as DSM, Mbeya, Arusha, Kigoma Mwanza Singida, Dodoma, Iringa, and Kilimanjaro.