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US News COVID-19: In Haiti, the vaccination campaign stumbles on the distrust of a portion of the population

21:04  31 july  2021
21:04  31 july  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

President Jovensel Moses is buried in Haiti

 President Jovensel Moses is buried in Haiti © Reuters - Ricardo Arduengo on July 22 in Cap-Haitien, waiting lines to sign the Condolence Books for the Assassinated President Jovenel Moses. A little over fifteen days after the assassination of President Jovenel Moses, national funerals are organized this Friday in Cap Haitien, a big city in the north of the island. For the event, a large covered platform was set up on this private property located at the exit of the city of Cap Haitien. This is where Jovel Moses's father died last year.

Une Haïtienne reçoit une dose du vaccin Moderna à l'hôpital Saint-Damien de Port-au-Prince, le 27 juillet 2021. © AP - Joseph Odelyn A Haitian receives a dose of the modern vaccine at the Saint-Damien Hospital of Port-Au -Prince, July 27, 2021.

In order to protect the population against COVID-19, the department of south-east of Haiti received 22,000 doses of modern vaccine on July 26. If many inhabitants are determined to be vaccinated, in part of the population, vaccination stumbles on mistrust. Reportage.

With our corresponding to Jacmel, Gina Lafontant

The United States thought to help the Haitian population to SE protect against COVID-19 by granting Haiti 500,000 doses of modern vaccine. However many citizens refuse to be vaccinated. When asked, they share their mistrust with regard to the vaccine.

The funeral of Jovel Moses on tension in Haiti

 The funeral of Jovel Moses on tension in Haiti © Valérie Baeriswyl / AFP people in mourning during the Funeral of Haitian President Jovenel Moses, July 23, 2021, in Cape Haiti, in Haiti. of the clashes took place between protesters and policemen on the sidelines of the funeral of Haitian President Murdered, Jovenel Moses, Friday, July 23rd.


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"Due to the multiple complications caused by the vaccine, no chance that I accept to be vaccinated, ensures a man. I want to see how it goes, especially in a country like Haiti. »

" I have much more confidence in the medicinal plants, I will not get vaccinated and I encourage no one else to do it because it has already caused too many deaths in other countries, "says another man.

The Southeast Departmental Health Director, Dr. Newton Thédy, ceases on his side to talk about the benefits of the vaccine, and encourages the citizens of the region to be vaccinated in order to avoid any contamination.

"The vaccine available at the department level is modern, it is very safe, so it will not cause any problem to anyone," says the doctor.

Among the 500,000 doses of vaccine supplied in Haiti, the South-East department received 22,000, but on the first day of the vaccination campaign, only ten people presented.

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Emmanuel Macron launched Friday, in a new video on social networks, a pressing call to vaccination, which he presented as "a question of citizenship " © Reuters / Hannah McKay / File Photo "Let yourself be vaccinated": President Emmanuel Macron launched Friday, in a new video on social networks, a pressing call to vaccination, which he presented as "a question citizenship "," the even pact of a nation ", while the number of hospitalizations increases in France.

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