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National COVID-19 Immunisation Campaign began in Seychelles

Seychelles, one of the top tourist destinations for GCC travellers, leaps towards immunisation as the country launched its national COVID-19 Immunisation Campaign on Sunday, January 10.

Being the first country in Africa to start a COVID-19 national vaccination programme, Seychelles aims to be the first country in the world to vaccinate 70 percent of the over 18 years of age population in order to achieve herd immunity.
 
The campaign launch, held at the Seychelles Hospital started on a high note as about a hundred people including leaders, health workers, media personalities received their first shot of the SinoPharm COVID-19 showing their support towards the country’s immunisation efforts.   
 
Following the launch, the Ministry of Health will rolled- out the administering of the vaccine to key groups in the country as of Monday, January 11, which started with health care workers and other front-line groups including the tourism industry operators.