In efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, all UN staff and personnel were vaccinated against COVID-19, as of the 26th of March 2021.
The rollout of the vaccines took place at the UN isolation facility: a step taken by the United Nations to ensure the good health and well-being of their personnel who serve as frontline workers, and as reflected in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.
The United Nations is at the forefront of the world’s efforts to respond to and recover from the pandemic, as well as ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines within and amongst nations.
Eswatini’s nationwide rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines commenced on 19th March 2021 and will be carried out in two phases. Phase 1, stage A, will cover all health workers and stage B will cover the elderly and people with comorbidities. Phase 2 will cover other frontline workers such as the police force, teachers, transport industry and the media, whilst Phase 3 will reach all remaining adults.
The vaccination of UN staff and personnel will enable the continuity of business operations, as well as assist the Government’s efforts to recover better from the pandemic.