Comoros President Azali Assoumani, First Lady Ambari Azali and several high-status public officials have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The President said that he wanted to set an example and be the first to be vaccinated with the Sinopharm vaccine made in China.
“By proceeding today to launch the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in our country, we are taking a new step in our fight against the pandemic. The vaccines will be administered, in the first instance, to medical personnel, teachers, military and paramilitary forces, the elderly and those with co-morbidities. We are continuing our efforts with our partners to acquire doses of other vaccine to reach the vaccination target of 60% as soon as possible,” the President said as he received the jab on Saturday at the El-Maarouf hospital.