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Senegal extends vaccination to all

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                After the priority targets, vaccination against Covid-19 has been extended to anyone who presents to the various health centers.  As of March 27, 225,309 people have been vaccinated across the country since the campaign began on February 23.  While the country has received a little over 700,000 doses in total, the question of an upcoming shortage of stock then arises.

                                    <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><em>With our correspondent in Dakar</em>, <strong>Thea Ollivier </strong></span></span></span></span></span></span>

The national stocks of the prevention and supply pharmacy directorate are empty. All the doses of Sinopharm and AstraZeneca vaccines were distributed in cold rooms in the regions of Senegal.

The priority targets remain people over 60, those with co-morbidities, as well as health personnel. Which represents about 20% of the population.

But vaccination has also been extended to anyone wishing to be vaccinated ” within the limits of available doses and if priority people have already been vaccinated or have not attended », Specifies Ousseynou Badiane, coordinator of the vaccination program. ” We did not find it necessary to make too many restrictions as the disease continues to spread », He explains.

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Senegal is not yet out of stock, but it is expecting a million doses of AstraZeneca as part of the global Covax initiative in May. And President Macky Sall has announced that 3.9 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been ordered, hoping to receive them before the end of April.


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