COVID-19 vaccines face expiry from April

COVID-19 vaccines face expiry from April
COVID-19 vaccines face expiry from April

The Health Ministry is ramping up efforts to boost vaccination rates, as a batch of COVID-19 doses is set to expire next month, forcing government to destroy jabs for the first time since the pandemic began, Mmegi has learnt.

In January, health authorities announced that all the vaccines ordered by the country since the life-saving medication became available, had arrived in the country creating a stockpile in hand of three million doses.

Most adults received their full or partial vaccinations last year but vaccination rates for boosters have not mirrored the initial enthusiasm that greeted the countrywide vaccination programme when it began last March.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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