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Somalia Receives Vaccine Doses, vaccine roll out to kick off tomorrow 
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Somalia Receives Vaccine Doses, vaccine roll out to kick off tomorrow 

Somalia has received Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines on Monday morning.  The 300,000 doses from the COVAX facility will be used to inoculate frontline health workers, security personnel, the elderly and people with chronic health conditions according to Health Minister Fowzia Abikar Nur. “I call on all healthcare workers and people at high-risk who have been prioritized to receive vaccines from this batch so we can protect our health workforce, other front line workers and high-risk people,” the minister said. Fowzia said vaccination campaign against COVID19 to kickoff on Tuesday 16th March, exactly a year after the Horn of Africa nation recorded its first case. Health authorities in Somalia say up to 9,190 people have contracted the virus with 367 succumbing to it.  The horn of the African nation on Monday received its first shipment of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. The 300,000 doses from the COVAX facility will be used to inoculate frontline health workers, security personnel, the elderly and people with chronic health conditions. As of Sunday Somalia recorded the country confirmed 244 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths in the past 24 hrs. Total confirmed cases of the virus is now at 9,190 and fatalities stands at 367. 61 people have recovered from the diseases raising the number of recoveries to 4,230.

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