COVID vaccine plan underway

Vanuatu health authorities are currently working on a COVID-19 vaccination plan for Vanuatu.

This was confirmed by reliable sources from Vanuatu health authorities yesterday.

The vaccine known as Astrazeneca is listed to be discussed when parliament meets in its extraordinary session for this year on April 20.

The introduction of the vaccine in the country will be tabled in parliament as a motion. The motion is the indemnity motion which is a guarantee to the factory that no legal issues will affect it if there is any negative effect of the vaccine on people’s lives in Vanuatu. On Tuesday this week, ABC International Development held a workshop on COVID-19 reporting and protecting information integrity for the mainstream media and social media. The training aimed to equip them on how to write accurate reports on COVID-19. During the workshop, participants raised concerns about the difficulties of getting right information from health authorities.

They asked the government through the ministry of health to use media to educate people in Vanuatu on COVID-19 and its vaccine. They said that they understand that ministry and department of health have websites but the content can only be accessed by few people, especially on the islands.

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