There is total mobilisation across the regions as the vaccination exercise enters the second week since it was launched last Monday, April 12 by the Minister of Public Health.
Several other regions joined the fray this weekend after receiving their own consignment of the Sinopharm vaccine and are distributing to the various sites to enable the process move on smoothly.
It is the case in the North West Region of Cameroon, where the vaccines were made available at three vaccination sites in Bamenda after they were received last Wednesday, April 14 by the Regional Delegate of Public Health.
The North West Region has 23 vaccination sites spread across 20 health districts and the Regional Delegate of Public Health Dr Kingsley Che Soh reassured vaccines will be progressively made available at all the sites.
Receiving the vaccines, he said priority will be given to frontline health workers but stressed the general population is concerned as the vaccines are gradually being made available.
With the arrival of the vaccines, he called on community mobilisation teams to intensify campaigns on the necessity for the population to continue respecting the barrier measures as well as get vaccinated.
The Vaccination exercise has equally been embraced in the Littoral Region after the Governor, Samuel dieudonné Ivaha Diboua received the consignment of 34,200 doses destined for the region.
“The stock of vaccines arrived the region arrived safely. These vaccinations, as you know, will first be administered to frontline workers in the fight against the COVID 19,. Then we will also target persons with certain morbidity, the elderly, law enforcement officials, and teachers. The process will thus go as far as touching all the layers,” Governor Ivaha Diboua said.
The process in the Littoral Region was flagged off on Thursday, April 15 by the Minister of Public Health Dr Malachie who visited the Yassa gyneco-obstetric hospital, the Laquintinie hospital in the Douala as well as other private health facilities.