Covid-19: First vaccination campaign to soon begin 

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 16:40
Covid-19: First vaccination campaign to soon begin 

(Togo First) - In Togo, the Ministry of Health recently issued an official statement asking its regional and prefectural officers to start the count of the first targets of its incoming Covid-19 vaccination campaign.

According to the Minister of Health, Prof. Moustafa Mijiyawa, "the first phase of the vaccination will be done with AstraZeneca and it will take place in the coming weeks". The vaccine was recently approved in Europe.

The vaccination campaign will cover the whole territory and target individuals with a high risk of exposure to Covid-19 (notably those between 50-64, those below 50 with chronic diseases and comorbidities, prisoners, or refugees).

Recently, Togo received as part of the Covax project, 636,000 vaccine shots for the first half of 2021. 5,900 cases have been reported so far, with 81 death and 789 still infected, according to official figures.

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