Morocco to administer Jansen vaccine in areas with higher Covid-19 infections

Morocco to administer Jansen vaccine in areas with higher Covid-19 infections

Morocco will soon receive 300,000 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine (Jansen) which will be administered in areas where infections are rifer.

These areas include the business and tourist hubs of Casablanca, Marrakech and Agadir, Medias24 reported.

Unlike Sinopharm and AstraZeneca, currently in use in Morocco, the new shipment will enable the inoculation of 300,000 because it does not require a second dose.

Jansen makes the body immune to coronavirus after 14 days of receiving the vaccine, unlike Sinopharm (35 days) and AstraZeneca (42 days).

The Moroccan government said that it will tighten control of measures to contain the coronavirus including a night curfew from 23:00 to 4:30 and has asked cafes and restaurants to not exceed 50% capacity. Weddings and other celebrations were banned.

Morocco has by far Africa’s largest vaccinated population after it has administered more than 21 million doses of Sinopharm and AstraZeneca vaccines.

The country has opened vaccination for people aged over 30 years old after it has vaccinated the elderly, people with chronic diseases and frontline staff and  the vaccination campaign will be extended to people aged between 25 and 29 as of next week.

 

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