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Sinopharm vaccines stock declines in Vanuatu

This is due to the dwindling stock of the Sinopharm vaccine in Vanuatu and the need to ensure that all persons who have already received the first dose of the vaccine are able to receive the second dose.

The Daily Post reports the Vanuatu Government had received 20,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from the Chinese Government in July this year and so far, 4,666 people have received two doses of the Sinopharm vaccine and are considered fully vaccinated.

Vanuatu PM thanks China for offering COVID-19 vaccines

Prime Minister Bob Loughman expressed his sincere appreciation to the Chinese government on behalf of the government and the Vanuatu people for its continued support of and generous assistance to Vanuatu in this difficult time. 

He said the Sinopharm vaccine is the second COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in the country, and he decided to step forward to take the first jab.

"It is basically to give comfort to all of the country that when we want to improve our economic activities," he said.