Jon Lascher, PIH – Artibonite Region, Haiti

We are pleased to report that during the first two days of delivering the second dose of Shanchol, we vaccinated over 8,000 people. Thanks to Amanda, Jessica and the Majella team for working on a fast solution to a few problems we had yesterday with the tablets. 

Some challenges faced today:

  • Due to the seasonal rains, water levels in some Artibonite communities are rising. Anecdotally, we are hearing reports that people are busy tending to their farms, mitigating the water levels. Also in some communities the water is so high that people would have to swim to a post to receive the vaccine.
  • We believe many people are waiting at their homes until we change our strategy (again) to vaccinate door-to-door.