The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) drives vaccination efforts by setting up a vaccination clinic for UN Staff and their dependants.
More than 400 UN South Africa staff were vaccinated against Covid-19 over a two-week period following the inception of the programme in July this year. The vaccine roll-out was determined according to age groups as per South African government regulations.
The staff used the #IChooseVaccination campaign to support the call by the government to encourage all eligible persons to be vaccinated and also assist in tackling vaccine hesitancy. The campaign kicked off on 13 July 2021 with employees and their dependents receiving two Pfizer vaccines at the IOM Clinic in Pretoria.
To date, more than 1,280 UN staff and their dependents have been vaccinated.