COVID-19: Vaccination extended to people aged 35 to 39 (Ministry)

COVID-19: Vaccination extended to people aged 35 to 39 (Ministry)

The immunization campaign against Covid-19 in Morocco has been extended to people aged between 35 and 39, the ministry of Health announced Friday.

People over 40 who have not yet been vaccinated are urged to go to vaccination centers to receive their doses, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry also urged all targeted categories to continue their adherence to this important national project, with the aim of achieving herd immunity.

The persons concerned can book an appointment by sending an SMS to 1717 or by visiting the digital platform

The statement recalled the imperative necessity to continue to respect the preventive measures before and after vaccination, in order to contribute to the efforts of containment of the virus circulation.

To date, the number of primary vaccinated people in the Kingdom stands at 10,349,861, while the number of fully vaccinated people, i.e. those having received two shots, stands at 9,220,292.

Despite the progress made in the vaccination campaign, the health ministry has lately warned of the recent surge in coronavirus cases which risk sapping the headway made in containing the pandemic through vaccination and restrictive measures.

Morocco had gradually lifted anti-coronavirus measures including international travel restrictions allowing travelers from safe countries to enter the country while unvaccinated people were asked to quarantine.

The country has also shortened a night curfew to four hours only while many restrictions were lifted on public gatherings amid a relaxation of caution by citizens.

This has led to a three-fold surge in new cases which exceeded 1000 a day these past four days.

Morocco has confirmed 539.839 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in March 2020. Fatalities have reached 9,351.

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