Chinese ambassador to Somalia, Qin Jian and embassy staff received Sinovac injection a coronavirus vaccine manufactured by Sinopharm, a Chinese owned company.
The roll out doses of Sinopharm vaccine donated by China began roll out on Wednesday.
“I’ve been afraid of injections since I was a child. But this morning, the Somali doctors gave me for vaccination without any pain,” Chinese ambassador to Somalia Qin Jian said.
“Their skills, professionalism and service are admirable,” he added.
Somali Deputy health minister Ahmed Hussein also received his first jab of the exercise in Mogadishu during the launch of the vaccines.
The country’s deputy minister of health Ahmed Hussein also received his first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine during the launch of the exercise in Mogadishu.
Somalia received 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from the Chinese government as a donation to the Horn of African country.
The vaccines arrived at the capital Aden Adde International Airport on Tuesday and was received by Health Minister Fawzia Abikar Nur.
As of Wednesday the Horn of African nation reported 271 COVID-19 cases raising the total number of confirmed cases to 12,837.
32 people have succumbed to the virus raising the total number of fatalities to 656.
76 patients recovered from the disease pushing the total number of recoveries to 5,346.