According to a recent WHO report, 20 000 health workers in Lesotho have now been successfully vaccinated against COVID 19 and the country’s target is 95 percent.
WHO reveals that over 4.6 million confirmed COVID 19 cases, with more than 4.2 million recoveries and 125 000 deaths cumulatively have been reported on the African continent.
It further states that COVID 19 vaccines protect people from severe illness and death from the virus.
The benefits of getting the COVID 19 vaccine greatly outweigh the risk of any side effects, the body also says.
Currently, the Ministry of Health is vaccinating frontline workers, elderly people along with patients with chronic illness like high blood pressure, sugar diabetes, TB, HIV, asthma, cancer and heart related illnesses against COVID-19.