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US News DRC: Launch Ceremony of the Vaccination Campaign

03:10  20 april  2021
03:10  20 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Le lancement de la campagne de vaccination contre le Covid-19 a eu lieu, ce lundi 19 avril, en RDC. © Arnd Nimani AFP / Archivos The launch of the Vovid-19 vaccination campaign took place on Monday, April 19, in the DRC.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), launched, this Monday, April 19, in Kinshasa, the Vovid-19 vaccination campaign. Despite polemics and controversies that the AstraZeneca vaccine has sparked around the world and the media, the Congolese authorities have selected it for the campaign, after a first postponement, as a precaution. The green light was given during a ceremony, in the absence of the highest authorities of the country.

with our correspondent in Kinshasa, Pascal Mulegwa

The ceremony was sober at the hospital of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Kinshasa. President Felix Tshisekedi and his prime minister were expected, but finally they did not get there.

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In front of a parterre of journalists and diplomats, the Hospital's director, Professor Jean-Robert Makulo Risasi, is the first Congolese to be vaccinated.

"It's a vaccine like all other vaccines. This is a chance, with other associated measures, to end this pandemic. For the moment, the country does not have many cases, but we must put all the means to avoid the third wave. There are many more advantages than disadvantages by vaccinating. The beneficial effects of the vaccine are far superior in relation to adverse effects that can be found in rare cases, "he said.

For its part, the minister coming out of the health, Eteni Longondo, is in turn vaccinated under a tent ... then is even more reassuring, after a dozen minutes under observation.

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"It's a true vaccine, Astrazeneca. I was released because there were no effects. Vaccination is voluntary. We have heard a lot about this vaccine. Compared to murmurs and suspicions, there are many more benefits in this vaccine than we have heard. If the effects are harmful - I do not wish it - we are committed to taking it in charge. "

In the ranks of the first beneficiaries, are the European Union ambassador in the DRC, Jean-Marc chestnut, and the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator in the DRC, David McLachlan-Karr.

The country has less than 2 million doses as part of the COVAX device (1.7 million). For this first phase that targets the most affected provinces, the campaign targets caregivers, people with comorbidity or those aged 55 years of age.

The mistrust towards the vaccine remains nevertheless perennial. Some elected officials of the opposition as well as power have even questioned social networks about what they are mostly qualified as "precipitation" while the country has only recorded 745 deaths among the less than 29,000 cases .

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While more than 260,000 niches are available, should the vaccination be expanded? .
more than 260.000 Vaccination slots are currently available in the different vaccination centers in France , according to the application "quickly my dose", edited by the Covidtracker site. While more than 14 million people have received at least one first vaccine dose against COVID-19 , the target of the 20 million primo-vaccinated on May 15 should be kept without difficulty. In some vaccination centers, the age criterion and expanding access to vaccines to younger people.

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