Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah has announced a nationwide vaccination to prevent the re-emergence of the Ebola virus in the Country.
Speaking at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing Thursday, Minister Jallah said the vaccination for Ebola will go across the Country.
Dr. Jallah also clarified that there is no reported case of Ebola in the country, despite an outbreak of the virus in the neighboring Ivory Coast.
The Health Minister further noted that since Liberia shares borders with Ivory Coast, there is a mechanism in place to monitor the borders for any case of Ebola, and urged citizens to report any suspected case.
Dr. Jallah furthered that Liberia is making immense progress in the management of COVID-19, and there is a need to strengthen the awareness as she calls on citizens to be vaccinated.
Also speaking, the Director of Expanded Immunization Program at the Ministry of Health, Adolphus Clark said the Ebola vaccination is to begin August 27, with Health care workers in Montserrado at the redemption hospital, Starbase.
He said they will also be vaccinating health workers in counties that border the Ivory Coast such as Nimba, Grand Gedeh, Maryland, and River Gee, adding that the total number of people to be vaccinated is four thousand three hundred and thirty-nine health workers.