Covid 19- spokesperson Solomon Jamiru has stated that the government of Sierra Leone is embarking on a five-day nationwide house-to-house #Covid19 vaccination drive today, according to the health ministry. This move by the government is as a result of the Omicron variant recently detected in the country.
Sierra Leone recently confirmed its first case of the Omicron Variant of the Covid 19. A statement from the Health Ministry confirmed a passenger from Nigeria had Tested Posivite for the Corona virus on 25 November and the sequencing was done later and returned the B.126.96.36.1999 Variant .
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The population eligible for the jab have now received at least one shot. That amounts to 10% of the country’s total population, he says.
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In a bid to strengthen the fight against Covid 19, The Ministry of Health and Sanitation recently received boost from the World Health Organisation to support the fight against COVID-19 response & surveillance of priority diseases with $600,000 worth of laboratory commodities & consumables to help scale up testing in communities & public health facilities at national and sub-national levels
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