Abyei Administrative Area gets second batch of Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccines

Ameth-beek hospital in Abyei Administrative Area | Credit: Chol Juac Chol | AIRS 2020

Abyei Administrative Area received 304 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines against Covid-19 on Monday.

The doses that came through COVAX facility co-led by World Health Organization were allocated to Abyei by South Sudan’s health ministry.

The area’s department of health says the vaccination targets those who have taken their first jabs of AstraZeneca.

According to the Acting Director General of Health, Kon Thon, the second round of the vaccination using AstraZeneca vaccines is expected to begin on Friday this week and the centers where it will be taking place are Juol-jok primary healthcare center in Agok and Ameth-beek hospital in Abyei Town.

Abyei Area has more than 160 confirmed cases of Covid-19 including 11 deaths since the first case was recorded in May 2020.