Deputy Director in the Health Department Dr Nicholas Crisp says the government has put in place various measures to generate interest to vaccinate among members of the public.
Some experts have warned that reports that the government’s vaccination drive is slowing down could lead to a fourth wave of deaths from COVID-19.
The number of people being vaccinated everyday is reducing although there are enough vaccines and more sites have been opened for the roll-out programme.
The target was to vaccinate 300 000 people daily.
Crisp explains what measures are in place to improve the rate of vaccinations.
“So, there are different and different actions across the country – in rural areas they are quite different. There are mobiles going to farms, health sites that are vaccinating, community outage mobiles as well as rural committees’ mass sites in urban areas.”
“There’s a whole range of public enterprises together with pharmacies. There are many different ways to deliver the service. The problem is generating interest among the public. That’s what we are focusing on right now,” added Crisp.
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