#COVID19: Gabon To Set Up Website To Signal Negative Effects Of Vaccines

The Gabon government is intensifying efforts towards enhancing the national vaccination campaign.

The Gabonese Government has announced it would soon set up a website where persons recording side effects from COVID-19 vaccines can signal for help.

The main objective for the setting up of the website is to encourage the people to go for the vaccine and to assure the national population of their safety even after they notice undesirable effects.

According to Professor Marielle Bouyou-Akotet, the President of the National Committee for Vaccination Against the COVID-19, the website would permit those who voluntarily get themselves vaccinated to “immediately notify their secondary effects in order for the sub commission on pharmaco-vigilance to react within the shortest delay.”

The country’s Ministry of Health has revealed that four months after the launching of the vaccination campaign, so far, no negative effects have been reported by any of the 50,277 Gabonese already vaccinated.

“No major secondary effect has been reported since the beginning of the national vaccination campaign against the coronavirus in Gabon,” health authorities have announced adding that they have been closely monitoring the situation.

With 50,277 persons so far vaccinated to date in the nine provinces of the country, Gabon intends to boost voluntary vaccinations and reinforce sensitization especially on the question of the secondary effects of the SINOPHARM and Sputnik 5 vaccines.

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