Tanzania to review on whether or not to administer COVID-19 vaccination

Tanzania President Samia says committee on COVID-19 has already been formed Source: Chief Spokesperson of the Government of Tanzania

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has announced that the government will review on whether or not to administer the COVID-19 vaccination.

While commemorating Friday’s Eid-al-Fitr celebrations, President Samia appreciated the Muslim leaders for ‘urging Tanzanians to continue to take precautions against corona infection.’

The President further said that, “Although you have raised awareness about the issue of vaccination, we will take a keen look into it before we decide on whether to use it or not.”

Tanzania on May 3 issued a COVID-19 travel advisory aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, Tanzania’s Health Permanent Secretary Prof. Abel Makubi said the new measures were effective May 4, and they included: all travelers, whether foreigners or returning residents being required to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate upon arrival.

On April 18, President Samia announced that she had already formed a COVID-19 committee to counsel her on measures to take as a country to protect Tanzania against the coronavirus pandemic.