SPDF Military personnel get first Covid-19 vaccine jabs

Today marked the first day of the Defense Forces’ vaccination campaign targeting all SPDF units – the Coast Guard, the Seychelles Air Force, the Army – as well as its administrative staff.

A total of 68 military personnel and civilian staff, primarily from the defense forces headquarters, received their first doses of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine on the first day yesterday.

The schedule targets all SPDF units and by the end of the week , the Defense Forces expects that around 70% of its service personnel and civilian staff will have taken their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Our participation in this vaccination programme is not simply as frontline workers, but also as part of our duty to protect Seychelles and its constituents.

Personnel being briefed by one of the SPDF nurses prior to taking the vaccine
Screening of personnel
Chief of Staff, Col S Dine
SPDF personnel taking their Covid-19 vaccine jab
Observation period after taking the Vaccine.
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