Libya — Weekly Migrant COVID-19 Vaccination Update (17 - 23 October 2021)

DTM Libya,
Period Covered
Oct 17 2021
Oct 23 2021
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As part of the Libyan national COVID-19 vaccination campaign led by the Libyan National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), IOM conducted awareness raising sessions on COVID-19 vaccines with a total of 2,161 adult migrants in four detention centres and community settings in four municipalities during the third week. Trained IOM community mobilizers, accompanied by medical teams provided the migrants and detention centre staff with critical information on COVID-19 vaccines, including its importance, dosage, side effects and addressed questions and concerns related to the vaccination processes. By the end of the third week, a total of 2,317 migrants (241 females and 2,076 males) have received either Sinopharm or AstraZeneca vaccines, out of which, 86 migrants (4%) have received two doses and are fully vaccinated (including the migrants who received the first dose before 3 October 2021). Vaccines were provided and administered by NCDC. The migrants vaccinated were from 32 different countries of origin, including Egypt (23%), Sudan (12%) and Eritrea (11%). See the dashboard for further details.