COVID-19 Jab Campaign Hits 20m Mark

Mar 5 , 2022


Over 21 million people had been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of last week. Health professionals have administered close to 26 million doses of COVID-19 jabs since the Ministry of Health kicked off its vaccination campaign last April. The figures are approximately 20pc of the population, a target the Ministry had set for the end of 2021, though much of the inoculations came a couple of months late. Some 192,000 people have also received booster shots, according to the Ministry. Next week will mark two years since the first COVID-19 cases was recorded in Ethiopia. Nearly 470,000 people have contracted the virus during the period, with around 7,500 losing their lives to the pandemic. Infection rates have plummeted over the past few months. Less than one percent of diagnostic tests conducted last week registered positive results.


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