The government of Hait He reported today that he will return 250 thousand doses of vaccines against the coronavirus that the COVAX mechanism had provided since they will expire on November 6. In the impoverished country, there is no possibility of applying them before they expire.
The cause of this surplus is twofold: the slowness of the campaign and the reluctance of the population. So far, only 27,035 people, of the more than 11 million who live in Hait, completed their vaccination schedule, as reported by the Ministry of Health of the Caribbean country.
The Health portfolio of Hait indicated that, with the return of these doses, the vials may be delivered to another country in the region that has the capacity to administer them before they are rendered useless.
Why don’t people want to get vaccinated?
The co-chair of the commission that manages the coronavirus pandemic in Hait, Jean William Pape, explained that when the deadly outbreak of anger in the country took place in 2010, the emergency was very visible: the sick were taken by the thousands to the hospital. Therefore, the vaccination campaign was a success. But the same does not happen with COVID 19
A study carried out on coronavirus reveals that 87% of the population does not know of any confirmed case of coronavirus, and much less people who have died as a result of complications related to this infection, I pointed out Pape to the local newspaper Le Nouvelliste. This is why people look for an excuse not to go to get inoculated.
Likewise, the Haitian official blamed the disinformation and manipulation campaigns of the anti-vaccine sectors that, as elsewhere, also operate in the Caribbean country. The spread of false information and the weak campaign launched by the Government make Hait be the country with the lowest percentage of vaccinated population in America.