Only a very few Gabonese are presenting themselves for vaccination against the COVID-19 after the government lifted restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the virus in the country, a government official said.
The Government of Gabon announced the lifting of the restrictions on March 9, 2022.
Officials revealed that the mobile vaccination teams instituted by the government to visit people in their homes and workplaces and get them vaccinated are no longer being patronised.
According to the National Vaccination Committee (COPIVAC), vaccination figures have almost completely stagnated.
As of Sunday, March 26, 2022, Gabon had recorded a total of 299,159 vaccinated persons out of a national population of 2,317,036.
On the eve of the lifting of the anti-COVID-19 measures, 297,782 persons had been vaccinated in the country and since the announcement lifting the measures, only 1,377 persons have presented themselves for vaccination throughout the national territory.
“For now, there is little enthusiasm among the population to get vaccinated. Very few people are presenting themselves at the mobile vaccination tents set up in several quarters in the capital and neighbouring councils and the mobile vaccination campaign is scheduled to end on April 2, 2022,” a COPIVAC official revealed.
As of March 26, 2022, a total of 253,063 Gabonese have received their complete vaccination doses and 1,490 persons have received booster doses. Out of this figure, 212,853 are men with 86,306 being women.
Support Our Journalism
There are millions of ordinary people affected by conflict in Africa whose stories are missing in the mainstream media. HumAngle is determined to tell those challenging and under-reported stories, hoping that the people impacted by these conflicts will find the safety and security they deserve.
To ensure that we continue to provide public service coverage, we have a small favour to ask you. We want you to be part of our journalistic endeavour by contributing a token to us.
Your donation will further promote a robust, free, and independent media.Donate Here