Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccination

Vanuatu rolls out second dose of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

The administration of the second vaccine dose allowed them to complete their vaccination course.

The ministry said it is important to get the second dose to reinforce the immune response to the virus.

While the first dose helps the body to recognise the virus and prepares the immune system to fight off the infection, the second dose strengthens that immune response.

Vaccination was only for people who had their first Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccination during the Sinopharm vaccine launched last month.

Vanuatu’s PM Loughman first to receive Sinopharm COVID-19 jab

The Chinese-made Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine was launched by the Prime Minister before getting the vaccination yesterday.

The Ministry said the launched follows the recent hand over of the vaccine from the Chinese Government to the Government of Vanuatu.

The Sinopharm vaccine has been approved by WHO and received the emergency use listing which means it is safe to use and is effective to prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19.