The government of Liberia has administered at least one dose of the Oxford- AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to a record number of 355 people, the first highest in a single day at a giving location.
The vaccination drive at this GURDWARA SAHIB JI temple, Mamba Point is a millstone due to the fact that no single large scale vaccination has taken place at a giving location since the process started.
The launched at the Ministerial complex had crowd but this, is remarkable, Adolphus Clarke, Program Manager, Expanded Programme on Immunization, at the Ministry of Health, noted.
The record comes more than two weeks after the government kick-started the country’s COVID-19 vaccination drive at the ministerial complex on April 1, 2021—starting with the Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, and follow by WHO Representative for Liberia, Ministers of information, Education and Chairpersons on Health in the House of Senate and Legislature.
He at the same time describe Jeety’s efforts a truth sign of statesmanship and one that will have a profound impact on the country’s vaccination drive.
Clarke furthered that Jeety request to help with the vaccination exercise is something they look for among influential people in the society and hope that from his example, others can follow suit.
However, Indian businessman and former Honorary Council General to Liberia, Upjit Singh Sachdeva commonly known in Liberia as Jeety, has come to the aid of the government by mobilizing over 350 people who took the vaccine yesterday, April 18, 2021, as a mean of building public trust.
Those vaccinated includes a record numbers of Indian, Liberians, Pakistani, Syrians, Lebanese among others.
According to Mr. Jeety, his effort is in support of the government agenda to have all Liberian and those living in Liberia vaccinated as a means of ensuring that the country become save from COVID-19.
He added that COVID-19 knows no race or class, and it is everyone responsibility to ensure that no one is left behind or missing out in the process of getting vaccinated.
“I hope every one living in Liberia will gather courage and get vaccinated in order to combat the disease” Jeety noted. “I know there will be doubts, but it our moral responsibility to work with those who lack trust in the vaccine to get their shots.
The government has put so much into this, so it will not be good if we allow the effort to go to waste”, he added.
At first, many of those vaccinated were a bit scared, and thought the process was painful, however, they end of laughing and smiling when injected with the vaccine as the process happened so quickly, so easily, with no pain.
As they leave the vaccination room, they encourage the others including passer-by to get vaccinated.