Liberia Meets 81% Global COVID-19 Vaccination Target



MONROVIA-The Government of Liberia has been extolled by two United Nations Organizations, the United Nations Children’s Education Foundation, (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization, (WHO) for reaching the 81% global target for COVID-19 Vaccination.

Speaking Thursday at the Ministry of Education UNICEF’s Chief for Survival and Development, Dr. Linda Avondeng spoke on behalf of Representative Laila Gad and congratulated the people and government of Liberia for such an important milestone.

“Allow me also to congratulate the Government of Liberia and all partners for reaching the admirable average of 81% and being the first African Country to have reached the initial global set target, “she said.

She said the government was commended for the steps taken to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

Dr. Avondeng further pointed out that the Adult Vaccination Program including older children and now the pediatric Vaccination programs and health centers will have the opportunity to strengthen the protection against COVID-19 in Liberia.

Also speaking, the Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) Team Lead of the World Health Organization in Liberia, Dr. Suleiman Abullihi, said WHO appreciates the people of Liberia for taking the vaccine.

He said Liberia has made a great mark in the fight against COVID-19.

For her part, Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah attributed the success of Liberia in the fight against COVID -19 to the leadership of President George Weah through his political will.

According to her, President Weah worked overtime to ensure that all of those ministers and partners formulate a strategy to make Liberia the first to reach such a historic milestone.

She further thanked the people of Liberia for voluntary turnout in their numbers to take their COVID-19 Vaccine.

Minister Jallah also paid homage to the health workers, and partners for playing a vital role during the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic.

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