Covid-19 vaccine launched in Ethiopia


The Minister of Health, Dr. Leah Tadesse, launched the program in Mekele town of Tigray State.

“Health workers and workers at risk of contracting cholera across the country, as well as the elderly and those living with the disease, will be given priority in the first round,” she said.

Coronavirus vaccination started in Ethiopia today: The outbreak was in its first year in the country.

Ethiopia received 2.2 million bottles of cholera vaccine last week.

The vaccine is made by Astrazeneka and is sourced from the global vaccine supply group Kovax, according to the World Health Organization’s Ethiopia office.

It is divided into different regions and city governments and is being given priority today.

The vaccination program has officially started in Addis Ababa, Amhara, Harari, Somali, Oromia and other regions.

In the Tigray region, where the military conflict took place; The Minister of Health, Dr. Leah Tadesse Mekele, launched the vaccination program.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Leah, the Chief Executive of the Regional State, Dr. Mulu Nega and other officials received the vaccine.

Dr. Leah points out that there is a global vaccine shortage; He urged the community not to forget that vaccination has started.

Addis Ababa City Vaccination Program Dr. Yohannes Chala, Head of the City Health Bureau; They have been vaccinated to prove that the rumors about the vaccine are untrue.

Vaccination has also started today at Felehi Hiwot General Specialized Hospital in Bahir Dar, Amhara Region.

The Chief of the Regional State, Ato Agenehu Teshager, Deputy Chief of Staff, Dr. Fanta Mandefro, Head of the Health Bureau, Dr. Melkamu Abte and other leaders, as well as health professionals, received the vaccine during the program.

The state has received 108,000 bottles of vaccine in accordance with the national quota, according to the state public health institute.

The Deputy Chief of the Somali Regional State, Mustafa Mohammed, also launched the vaccination campaign in the region.

Mustafa said the region has received 108,000 bottles of vaccine. “We will make the most vulnerable members of the population vaccinated as soon as possible,” he said.

The vaccine will be given first to health professionals and then to people with chronic illness.

The spread of the virus in Ethiopia is on the rise, and the number of people infected and dying is rising.

According to the National Institutes of Health, the prevalence of the virus has reached 12.80 percent.