Somali journalists demand to be vaccinated first alongside other frontline workers

 

March 09, 2021

 

By Hiran Online

 

MOGADISHU – Journalists in Somalia have called for their inclusion in the first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations since they serve as frontline workers.

The National Union of Journalists (NUSOJ) said Tuesday journalists, like other frontline workers, must be vaccinated first to allow them to carry out their duties without the risk of spreading the disease.

“We understand that the vaccine doses are limited and will initially be available to frontline workers, the elderly and other vulnerable groups. We take this early opportunity to remind the Federal Government that throughout the pandemic, journalists have been frontline workers who deserve to be on the priority list of people eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination first,” said Omar Faruk Osman, NUSOJ Secretary-General.

 

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