Somali Health Minister Fowzio says staff rejects Covid-19 vaccine

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The Minister of Health of the Federal Government of Somalia, Ms. Fowzio Abikar Nur, said that staff at the Ministry of Health have refused to receive the Covid-19 vaccine against the epidemic.

The health minister noted that staff who did not receive the vaccine would not be present at government offices, adding that the ministry would take responsibility for getting the vaccine.

“Some health workers have refused to be vaccinated against Covid-19. We are forcing them: We want to say that those who do not get the vaccine will not come to work.”

The statement from the Minister of Health of the Federal Government of Somalia comes at a time when there are people who are worried about taking Covid-19 vaccine due to suspicions about its health effects.