Libya — Weekly Migrant COVID-19 Vaccination Update (3 - 9 October 2021)

Contact
DTM Libya, DTMLibya@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Libya
Period Covered
Oct 03 2021
Oct 09 2021
Activity
  • Other

Summary

As part of the Libyan national COVID-19 vaccination campaign led by NCDC, in collaboration with IOM, during 3 - 9 October, a total of 3,023 adult migrants, including 836 females and 2,187 males attended awareness sessions on COVID-19 vaccinations in the Baten al Jabel, Ganfuda, Shara Zawya, Ghiryan Abu Rashada, and Tariq al Sika detention centres. Trained community mobilisers, accompanied by medical teams, provided the migrants and detention centre staff with critical information on the COVID-19 vaccines covering facts on its importance, dosage, side effects, and emphasized on its voluntariness. The awareness sessions also addressed questions and concerns about the vaccination process. The migrants vaccinated were from 21 different countries of origin, including Eritrea (19%), Sudan (17%) and Somalia (15%). For complete disaggregation see the dashboard.