COVID-19: Morocco starts shipping vaccines to various regions ahead of immunization campaign

COVID-19: Morocco starts shipping vaccines to various regions ahead of immunization campaign

After having received 2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19, Moroccan authorities started this Monday supplying several regions of the Kingdom with the precious vials of coronavirus vaccine ahead of unrolling the immunization campaign.

 

About 3000 vaccine sites have been fitted with all necessary equipment and 25,531 health workers have been mobilized for the vaccination campaign to start this week and last for nearly three months.

 

Morocco is expected to receive on Wednesday the first shipment of the Chinese vaccine developed by Sinopharm company. The North African Kingdom has ordered 66 million vaccine doses for the immunization of 33 million inhabitants against the Coronavirus. The vaccines will be free for all Moroccans and foreign residents.

 

Actually, King Mohammed VI ordered his government last September to make the vaccine free of charge for all citizens and residents over 18 years of age.

 

This first wave of vaccinations will target health workers over the age of 40, security forces, members of the armed forces, and civil servants in the education sector over the age of 45.

 

This stage will also include people over 75 years of age, starting in the areas most badly affected by COVID-19 infections.

 

In Morocco, Covid-19 has so far infected 466,289 people, killed 8150 while 442,441 others have recovered.

 

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