The health authorities of the North-West region are launching an intensive vaccination campaign against the coronavirus today July 7. According to Dr. Kingsley Che Soh, regional delegate of the Ministry of Public Health, since the launch of the campaign last April, only 7,000 people have been vaccinated in the region, or 10% of the 56,000 people targeted by the campaign.
Dr. Kingsley Che Soh acknowledges that "the vaccination rate in the region is still low. He calls on all media professionals to raise awareness of this campaign. To achieve this goal, the region still has 45,000 doses of vaccine, as noted on July 6 by a regional manager of the Expanded Program on Immunization. The vaccines available are Sinopharm and AstraZenaca.
The North West region is the 5th most affected region in Cameroon. As of June 30, 7,367 positive cases were recorded, with 7,065 remissions, 240 deaths and 62 active cases. It should be noted that, like the North-West, all other regions are intensifying their vaccination campaigns.
The government has set a goal of vaccinating 5 million people by the end of 2021. However, the Ministry of Public Health acknowledges that only 200,000 people have received their doses since April. This, in a context where vaccines could soon be outdated.