Launched last April, the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in Cameroon is far from achieving the objectives set by the Minister of Public Health.
Vaccination against Covid-19 remains low in Cameroon. During his appearance before the National Assembly, Minister Malachi Manaouda provided details to elected officials on the Anti-Covid vaccination campaign, including the number of vaccines acquired by the Government and the place of the Expanded Vaccination Program. "To date, Cameroon has a vaccination coverage rate of 5.4%," said the health boss.
Launched last April, the vaccination campaign against covid-19 in Cameroon is progressing slowly. And for good reason, it is very difficult for the authorities to advance vaccination due in particular to the mistrust of the population vis-à-vis the vaccine and the security climate. According to the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), the English-speaking regions of the South-West and North-West, plunged since 2017 into a civil war between the Cameroonian army and separatist fighters – have the lowest vaccination rate.
"The vaccination rate against Covid-19 is still very low. The overall goal of the introduction of the Covid-19 vaccine is to vaccinate at least 80% of vulnerable populations by December 2021," said Manaouda Malachi, whose remarks were reported by national television. With nearly 107,000 cases of Covid-19 for 1781 deaths confirmed as of November 28, 2021, according to official Sources of CoronaStat CM and daily data communicated on Wikipedia, Cameroon plans to intensify and expand its vaccination campaign. In order to achieve the targets set for vaccination coverage, the authorities have organized several intensive vaccination campaigns.