Somalia started administering COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday. In order to reassure the nation about its safety and efficiency, the health minister was the first to receive the jab.
The country which has recently experienced a surge of cases, on Monday received its first shipment of 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine through the international COVAX initiative to ensure that low- and middle-income countries receive vaccines.
Only five people, including the minister and two employees of the World Health Organization, received a shot in the arm Tuesday.
But some ordinary Somalis who spoke to The Associated Press, said they are not keen on getting vaccinated.