Abyei authorities warn public against taking more than one Covid-19 vaccine


Head of Health department being interviewed in his office | photo credit Abyei’s FM ; Rose Monytouc

The caretaker head of the Department of Health and Social Welfare in the Abyei Administrative Area has warned pubic against mixing Covid-19 vaccines.

The call comes after it was noted that some people have taken AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the same time.

Dr. Ayom Korchiek Ayom said that there are health risks of taking the two vaccines together.

Dr. Ayom confirmed that there are more than 90 people in Abyei who are waiting for the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

He stated that the second dose was actually delayed for more than two months for security reasons in the region, and that the vaccine would soon reach the region.

Mr. Mawien Alony says he took the two vaccines together after the delay of the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine.

Mawien confirms that he is in good health, but he does not know the consequences.

Mawien appeals to authorities to provide the vaccine and give the doses on time.