Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute has called on members of government to multiply efforts geared towards scaling up the level of vaccination against COVID 19 in Cameroon.
He made the call today in Yaoundé as he chaired a meeting of The Inter ministerial Committee to Monitor and Evaluate the Government’s Response Strategy against COVID 19.
While the session confirmed the steady decline in COVID 19 infection, it underscored the need to adopt a more aggressive approach towards vaccination.
Cameroon started vaccination against COVID 10 weeks ago. The country targets 812 thousand persons for the period up to July 31st.
Today, about 13% of that target has received at least the first doze of vaccine.
But the campaign is suffering from heavy misinformation on social media fuelling vaccine hesitancy.
The first doses of vaccine received through the COVAX scheme will expire by the end of June and beyond that date, they will be useless.
The restrained meeting between Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute and some members of government had the goal of accelerating and broadening the vaccination exercise.
Other measures to encourage vaccination against are being envisaged for the long term if vaccine hesitancy in the country persists.
The vaccination exercise which has been opened to all Cameroonians above 18, is available all over the country.
As is the case in other parts of the world, the government t is determined to convince as many Cameroonians as possible to embrace vaccination and prevent contamination.