Anti-Vax Hospital Workers, Line Jumpers Complicate Vaccine Rollout

A photo of a vaccination shared by Tunisia's Ministry of Health on March 21, 2021 on its @covid19tunisia Facebook page.

As a new wave of Covid-19 infections hits Tunisia, health workers say that the vaccine rollout is beginning to overcome some initial hesitancy and skepticism. Some of this skepticism has been of the vaccine itself–even among health workers–but also of governing institutions and their communication.

“I have no trust in anything that this State brings us. Since these vaccines were brought by the state, then I do not trust it,” Ali (not his real name), a 36-year-old health worker at the La Rabta hospital in downtown Tunis told Meshkal/Nawaat…

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