Cork people are being asked to help Somalians obtain Covid-19 vaccines

Many countries across the world are less fortunate than Ireland with access to Covid-19 vaccinations. 

Supermac’s are appealing to Cork customers to help support Trócaire in their roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine in Somalia. 

Customers can donate in store to ensure communities in Somalia, a poor and fragile country ravaged by conflict, drought and hunger, are protected from the killer virus. 

Paul Healy, Trócaire’s Country Director in Somalia, said the support of Supermac’s customers in Cork and Ireland will be vital in helping the agency administer Covid-19 vaccines to communities in Gedo, southern Somalia, where Trócaire manages the health system. 

Mr Healy said: “While Ireland is emerging from lockdown, with 90 per cent of people over 16 years fully vaccinated, only 1.5% of the population of over 17 million people are vaccinated in Somalia.” 

“This is reflective of the massive vaccine inequity in the world. Devastated communities in Gedo are suffering and extremely vulnerable. The impact of Covid-19, conflict and climate change have left people hungry, without livelihoods, and in urgent need of medical care.” 



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