Mozambique: Polio vaccination campaign launched
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Mozambique is to start vaccinating young people over the age of 15 against the new coronavirus, at a time when over 10 million people in the country have been immunised, the health minister announced on Tuesday.
The minister said that the country intends to conclude the vaccination of all over-18s by May, and, after that, turn its attention to teenagers.
He also said that almost the entire country is experiencing a “fall in the fourth wave” of Covid-19, which means the disease is being “controlled” in Mozambique.
Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi announced last Wednesday that the country has enough vaccine doses against Covid-19 to immunise the entire adult population.
According to the latest official data, there are at least 10.7 million people with one dose administered and about nine million with the complete vaccination, and the target to be reached (which corresponds to the adult population) is about 16 million.
Mozambique has recorded 2,159 deaths and 222,652 cases, of which 205,273 have recovered.
Covid-19 has caused 5,593,747 deaths worldwide since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest balance of the agency France-Presse.