(The Southern African Times) – Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Samia was vaccinated at State House Dar es Salaam with the Jansen Coronavirus vaccine, alongside other top government officials including Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa.
She urged Tanzanians to take the jab, saying that the vaccine is safe.
Following the launch, the ministry of health will then carry on with the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Tanzania’s health minister Dr. Dorothy Gwajima earlier announced that priority groups for the vaccination exercise will be health workers, adults aged 50 years and older and those with chronic health conditions in regions such as DSM, Mwanza, Kilimanjaro, Mbeya, Arusha, Kigoma, Singida, Dodoma, Iringa and Mtwara.
Tanzania on July 24 received 1,058,400 Jansen Coronavirus vaccine doses donated by the U.S. Government, through the COVAX facility.