Health workers in Abidjan take vaccination campaign to traders at popular markets in Ivory Coast’s financial capital city.
The health workers took to streets and markets in Abidjan with megaphones urging traders and shoppers alike to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Traders and customers at the market in Treichville and also neighborhood in Abidjan all gathered to register, and received their jabs from a mobile health unit parked outside.
Amsatouu Diallo, A vaccine recipient said “ I have just received my Covid vaccine, I am really relieved, because I have been wanting to do it for a long time. I came to the market in Treichville, I saw the people in the campaign so I took advantage of it. I am really happy and relieved”.
A health Worker Luicie Kpan Toure said it her greatest wish for everyone to have access to the vaccination.
Toure Again added “I hope there is no shortage of vaccines, so that we don’t have a third wave of contamination because there have been too many deaths, so we really should not stop the vaccination. I would like it to continue, I would like it to become routine, we would like everyone to have access to the vaccination”.
Ivorian authorities will ramp up campaign for the jabs over the next 15 days in more than 130 markets in Abidjan.
The aim is to reach those who were unable to get jabbed elsewhere, as some African countries deal with a third wave of infections.
The World Health Organization said coronavirus case numbers are doubling in Africa every three weeks.
According to research done by Johns Hopkins University,In Ivory Coast 48,564 people have been infected with the virus, 47,936 people have recovered and at least 315 have died during the pandemic.