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Tanzania launches program to fast-track COVID-19 vaccination

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DAR ES SALAAM, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian health authorities on Wednesday launched a program aimed at fast-tracking vaccination against COVID-19.

Abel Makubi, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, said the program scheduled to start on September 20 will involve using mobile vaccination vehicles to reach communities in marginalized areas of the country.

"The newly launched program will also involve increasing the number of COVID-19 vaccination centers from the current 550 centers to 6,784 centers," Makubi told a news conference in the capital Dodoma.

He said the vaccination is intended to vaccinate 600,000 people within two weeks from Sept. 20.

Makubi instructed regional and district medical officers from across the country to oversee the execution of the fast-track vaccination program to enable as many people as possible to get the jabs. Enditem