EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA:- The number of people in The Gambia who have received their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 crossed the 20,000 mark as of Thursday, according to official figures.
The Gambia started rolling out COVID-19 vaccination campaign on March 10, after receiving 36,000 vaccine doses from COVAX, a global alliance that provide vaccine access to low and middle income countries.
According to data from the Health Ministry, over 20,000 people have been vaccinated so far. Those vaccinated include front-line health workers, teachers, security officers, those of 65 years and above, and those with underline health conditions.
As of 22nd April, The Gambia has registered at least 5,820 confirmed cases, 5272 recoveries and 173 deaths.
Since it emerged in December 2019, the pandemic has claimed more than 3.07 million lives in 192 countries and regions, according to the US’ Johns Hopkins University.
More than 145 million cases and over 83.2 million recoveries have been reported worldwide.