President Geingob says he will be first in line for COVID-19 vaccination

President Geingob says he will be first in line for COVID-19 vaccination
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Namibian Presidency

President Hage Geingob today said he will be first in line to take the COVID-19 vaccine amid public suspicion and apprehension around the safety of the vaccine against COVID-19.
This, Geingob said, will be to demonstrate the seriousness with which his government is handling the virus.
The Head of State made the remarks during the COVID-19 public briefing at State House in Windhoek.
He added that Cabinet has begun working to ensure that the most vulnerable citizens will soon get access to the much-needed and sought after vaccines.
Vaccination will start with frontline workers and the most vulnerable citizens.
Geingob stated that Namibia is a member of the COVAX facility and has further approached friendly countries to support efforts to access reliable and affordable vaccines.
So far Namibia has collaborated with Botswana in areas of the procurement of the vaccine, regulatory approval of the vaccine, delivery of the vaccine, bilateral agreements for vaccination of citizens, sharing of evidence and best practice in vaccine deployment, technical exchange visits, and training, sharing surveillance reports, safety and reports of any adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) and will collaborate in other ways when such opportunities emerge.