Liberia’s Vice President Chief Jewel Howard-Taylor has been vaccinated against Coronavirus. The Covid-19 Vaccine taken by VP Howard-Taylor was administered Tuesday, 4 May 2021 by staff of the Ministry of Health.
The office of Vice President Howard-Taylor early Tuesday graced by the presence of the Ministry of Health Coronavirus Vaccination Team, which administered the vaccine to the Liberian Veep in the full glare of reporters and staffers of the VP office on Capitol Hill, Monrovia.
Speaking to the media following the vaccination exercise, VP Howard -Taylor used the occasion to encourage Liberians and residents of the country alike, to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
She appealed to everyone above 17 years to take the Coronavirus vaccine, indicating that the vaccine is available at various designated health facilities.
According to Vice President Howard-Taylor, nobody had to convince her to take the vaccine, stressing that she struck by the virus once, a situation she said almost cost her to lose her life.
She also used the occasion to shower praises on God for granting her life to recover from the Coronavirus attack, indicating that she will continue to follow all of the necessary anti-Coronavirus protocols, because according to her, she knows what the disease can do.
The Liberian vice president did not hold back in expressing gratitude to the international community, for making the Covid-19 vaccine possible to reach Liberia.
She however, appealed to the Liberian Government through the Health Ministry and the international community through the World Health Organization to accredit other health facilities to administer the pre Coronavirus testing for individuals that are scheduled to travel to other nations.
According to her, with the increase in the number of people who are in need of the Coronavirus pre-test, who are required to await results before traveling, a single facility administering such test poses a serious challenge for travelers.
She said with the availability of more Coronavirus pre-testing facilities, constraints being faced by travelers such as the delay in being granted permit from relevant authorities before traveling would be alleviated.
Vice President Howard-Taylor is of the conviction that relevant government and international community authorities will take her appeal in good fate to help travelers get permits in time.
Washington Watson writes