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Covid-19 Response: Vaccine operations launched at UCRC-Mali

The COVID-19 Vaccine Operation Launched the Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the University Clinical Research Center (UCRC).

In addition to the social and health staff of the International Center for Excellence in Research (ICER Mali) and of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FMOS), this campaign launched by the Rector of the University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB), extends to two other target groups. These are people over 60 years old and people living with comorbidity (chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, sickle cell disease, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease).

This initiative is initially explained by the fact that the first positive Malian Covid 19 case was diagnosed at the UCRC laboratory in March 2020. Secondly, “it aims to immunize health staff who is on the front lines of the fight against this pandemic, and to whom I pay tribute. Said the UCRC Director Prof. Seydou Doumbia, Chairman of the National Scientific Committee for the fight against COVID-19. He added that “all the necessary information will be given in time, and those who are vaccinated will be followed up. “.

Talking about the progress of the vaccination against Covid-19 the Director of the National Immunization Center (CNI), Dr Ibrahima Diarra said : about 6,491 people have been vaccinated and no adverse effects have been reported. “This figure concerns social and health staffs of all categories, as well as people over 60 years old and people living with comorbidity (chronic disease)…”, he added.

After receiving his first dose of the vaccine, the Rector of USTTB, Prof. Ouateni Diallo, appealed to the Malian people. For more than a year, he explains, our country has been fighting an enemy (Covid-19) that has inflicted an unprecedented health and economic crisis on humanity. “I therefore invite all Malians to be vaccinated …” he said. Remember that once vaccinated, you should receive your second dose in a month.

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Ibrahima DIA

Communication Officer of the University Clinical Research Center (UCRC). idia@icermali.org/diaou270@yahoo.fr

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