Morocco’s vaccination campaign passes 2 million people threshold

Over 2.2 million people have been vaccinated in Morocco by Feb.18 as the country lowered the threshold for the targeted population to over 60 years old.

Morocco plans to inoculate 80% or more than 30 million of people aged over 17 years old and ordered 66 million doses from China’s Sinopharm and AstraZeneca.

The country has so far received 6 million doses from AstraZeneca and 1 million from Sinopharm and expects to receive regular shipments to continue a steady vaccination campaign.

Morocco is so far topping African countries as the country that has vaccinated most people and plans to inoculate at least 10 million people by April.

Globally, Morocco is the 15th country with the largest vaccinated population after it has launched a national vaccination campaign on January 28.

Morocco has taken part in Sinopharm clinical trials with whom it has a technology transfer deal which also provides for setting up a production plant in Morocco.

A spokesperson for the European Commission said that the EU is willing to help Morocco set up a vaccine production plant to help ship the vaccine to the rest of Africa.

The number of cases registered on a daily basis has significantly dropped along with the number of deaths since vaccination started.

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