A Covid-19 vaccination campaign is scheduled to start today October 11 at the presidential palace located in the Etoudi district, Yaoundé. At the end of the campaign, "access to the Unity Palace will be allowed only to vaccinated personnel," informed Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, General Secretary of the Presidency of the Republic (SGPR), in a release dated October 8. In August, President Paul Biya called on his subregional peers to step up efforts in their covid-9 vaccination campaigns.
"Despite the limitations of our health systems and infrastructure, we have succeeded in containing the spread of the coronavirus. We have been able to save many lives. However, we must remain vigilant and ready because this health crisis persists. We must continue, together and with determination, the crucial phase of the fight against this virus through vaccination," the President said at the launch of the extraordinary virtual summit of CEMAC heads of State.
According to the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), from April 12, when the vaccination campaigns were launched in Cameroon, to date, only 133,531 people have been fully vaccinated in the country, representing just 1% of the target population. Three vaccines are used in the country: AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, and Johnson & Johnson. On the ground, the authorities are multiplying initiatives to boost vaccination, which is voluntary as they have been reminding for several times now.