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Seychelles' President Wavel Ramkalawan

Seychelles' President Wavel Ramkalawan receives a shot of the Sinovac's CoronaVac coronavirus disease vaccine at a hospital in the capital Victoria on Jan 10, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles began vaccinating its population against the coronavirus on Jan 10, 2021.

The country's president, Wavel Ramkalawan, was the first to receive the jab, an event broadcast on live television at a hospital in the capital Victoria. Several dozen public figures joined him.

"It's exactly as if I was getting any vaccine," he said, encouraging all people on the island nation to get the injection.

The country is using the Chinese vaccine developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinopharm with its subsidiary the China National Biotec Group.

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