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AWERIAL - 3 Nov 2021

Health workers receive Covid-19 vaccination training in Lakes State

About 28 community health workers have been trained to administer the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccines in Lakes state ahead of a planned roll-out next week.

The one-day training organized by the state health ministry with support from UNICEF concluded in Awerial County on Tuesday.

Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Wednesday, the Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI) officer, who was a lead facilitator for the training, Laat Makuek Manyiel said the training was conducted in all Covid-19 vaccination centers. 

"We have three vaccination centers for Covid-19 in every county, in all the eight counties of Lakes State and we conducted vaccination training for J&J in all those Covid-19 centers," he added.

He pointed out that the people of Awerial County can get their vaccinations at Mingkaman PHCC, Bunagok PHCC, and Dor Payam PHCUs.

Makuek dispelled rumors about the effects of the vaccines and urged the people to receive the vaccinations as they are proven to be safe and effective.