Tunisians flock to vaccines in the middle of


In Tunisia, the vaccination campaign, which was open to all, was suspended this Wednesday on the second day of Eid for maladministration. The Minister of Health has been fired.

as reported from Tunis, Lilia blaise

With the doors to vaccination centers closed and queues to buy bread, on the second day of Eid, many Tunisians want to forget the chaos the day before in some centers. The open vaccination campaign that was launched in connection with the two free days suffered from a lot of disorganization and was finally interrupted on Wednesday.

“I parked right in front of the center and we started to see a huge queue, there must have been at least 1500 people. We had almost arrived after two hours near the front door and there we saw people turn around, walk up the hill and be very upset and actually just say that it was there. There were no more vaccines “, testifies Ezzedine Cherif, a 24-year-old could not be vaccinated

Not enough doses, large queues and shocks according to testimony. In other centers, such as Ariana, which vaccinated more than 3,000 people, Sihem Chabaane, a 25-year-old psychomotor therapist, was able to get her dose at the last minute.

“As soon as I went in, a doctor took me to her and injected the dose and said:” you are lucky, it’s a real war going on here, we have to hurry because there are only a few doses left, hurry up so fast ” “, explains the young woman.

The positive point despite these problems is the influx of young Tunisians who are ready to be vaccinated. Only 8% of the population has received their two doses so far. The country is dependent on vaccine supply. France must send 500,000 doses of the Janssen vaccine on Thursday.

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