Luanda – The Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Government of Luanda province, this Friday announced the start of a massive vaccination campaign against Covid-19, in the country’s capital.

The campaign, due to start next Friday, 20, in all the municipalities of Luanda, will have five new high performance posts, following the existing ones, namely Paz Flor, Mutu Ya Kevela, Cidadela Desportiva and Casa da Juventude in Viana.

Speaking to the press, the Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, said that MINSA intends to increase vaccination coverage in Luanda.

The Cabinet minister explained that this campaign aims to provide conditions for the opening of the health fence in Luanda province, but, for that, it is necessary to increase vaccination capacity in Luanda.

Silvia Lutucuta said that the Ministry has enough doses of Jonshon&Jonshon and that they should be used immediately, as they have a very short shelf life.

The minister added that the aim was to reach up to 50 posts in Luanda and gradually increase them, depending on demand.

In her turn, the provincial governor of Luanda, Ana Paula de Carvalho, said that the main aim was to remove the sanitary fence, but it should be done safely, and the mass vaccination campaign is one of the safety measures.

Source: Angola Press News Agency