Buea, 21 August, 2021 / 8:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buea in Cameroon has encouraged the people of God within his pastoral jurisdiction to take part in the ongoing vaccination exercise amid reported low COVID-19 vaccine uptake.
In a statement published Tuesday, August 17, Bishop Michael Miabesue Bibi calls on the people of God in the Cameroonian Catholic Diocese to “be vaccinated against this virus which we all know, has taken the lives of so many in our country Cameroon and in the World at large.”
In the statement, Bishop Bibi announces the creation of a COVID-19 vaccination centre at the Diocese of Buea-owned Mount Mary Hospital.
He prays that his plea for a higher COVID-19 vaccine uptake “will be treated as a matter of urgency.”
Less than 0.3 percent of Cameroonians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 despite the availability of more than one million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson jabs in the Central African country.