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UPDATE: Second batch of 59,520 doses of AstraZeneca arrive in Juba

Author: Koang Pal Chang | Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The plane carrying the second batch of the AstraZenecca vaccines that landed in Juba International Airport - credit | Lasuba Memo | Eye Radio - August 31, 2021

The second batch of 59,520 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines has arrived in South Sudan.

The vaccines that is reportedly donated by French government, has landed at the Juba International Airport Tuesday afternoon.

They are purchased through the COVAX Facility, an initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines globally.

The vaccines will target the majority of people who received their first dose during the April to August Covi19 Vaccination campaign.

Majority are due for their second doses.

The Vaccination campaign is expected to run up to September 30th 2021.

South Sudan has seen a surge in the numbers of Covid-19 Cases for the past weeks with the National Task force on Convid 19.

The Ministry of health and National Task force on Covid 19 has called on the public to observe essential public health measures to curb the spread of the dangerous Delta variant across the country.

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