Health Workers Storm Major Markets In Abidjan To Promote COVID-19 Jabs

Health workers in Abidjan take vaccination campaign to traders at popular markets in Ivory Coast’s financial capital city.

With megaphones in hand, the health workers urge traders and shoppers alike to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Traders and customers at the market in Treichville, a neighborhood in Abidjan, gathered to register, and received their jabs from a mobile health unit parked outside.

Ivorian authorities will ramp up campaign for the jabs over the next 15 days in more than 130 markets in Abidjan. The aim is to reach those who were unable to get jabbed elsewhere, as some African countries deal with a third wave of infections.

The World Health Organization said coronavirus case numbers are doubling in Africa every three weeks.

In Ivory Coast 48,564 people have been infected with the virus, 47,936 people have recovered and at least 315 have died during the pandemic, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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