Angola declares COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for adults

A health professional administers a Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine to a nurse at the Central Vaccine depot in Luanda, Angola on March 2, 2021. (Photo by Osvaldo Silva via CFP)
A health professional administers a Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine to a nurse at the Central Vaccine depot in Luanda, Angola on March 2, 2021. (Photo by Osvaldo Silva via CFP)

Angola has made it mandatory for citizens 18 years or older to take the COVID-19 vaccine by October 15.

“All citizens over 18 years of age are required to go to the vaccination posts,” Adao de Almeida, state minister and chief of staff of the president of the republic, told a press conference.

It will be mandatory to present a vaccination certificate or a negative test to gain access to the workplace, said the minister.

He also highlighted the need for the public to comply with biosafety measures to prevent the spread of the virus.