JUBA — South Sudan has roughly one month to administer the remaining 29,710 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines before it expire on July 18th, an health expert said.
So far, the world’s youngest nation has administered 30,290 doses since April.
According to health expert, 28,218 were administered as first doses and 2,072 as second doses.
Speaking to reporters during weekly COVID-19 media briefing in Juba On Sunday, Dr. John Rumunu, Director-General for Protective Health Services at the Ministry of Health disclosed that the Ministry will administered the remaining doses before they expiry.
“We hope they will all be used before the time of expiring,” Dr. Rumunu told reporters at the COVID-19 press briefing on Sunday.
He revealed that vaccine rolled out at states is in progress.
“All the states have received vaccines and they are deploying, so far all doses vaccinated has reached 30,290 doses out of this 28,218 are first doses and 20,72 are second doses, we are remaining with 29,710 doses to be deployed,” he said.
South Sudan received 132,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the COVAX facility on March 25, 2021.
On April 6, it country launched its vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in the capital Juba.
South Sudan has so far reported 10, 82 infections and 115 deaths.