Covid-19: Morocco beefs up vaccine stockpile ahead of reopening of borders for travellers
The North African Kingdom has received over the weekend additional 1.6 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine donated by the United States through Covax program.
This new donation of Pfizer doses follows an October delivery of more than 850,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and a July shipment of over 300,000 single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Furthermore, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has supplied lately to Morocco seven ultra-cold chain freezers to strengthen the country’s storage capacity of vaccines.
The U.S. military has donated a $1.5 million field hospital to help combat infectious disease outbreaks in Morocco and will, according to the US embassy in Rabat, soon donate a field Intensive Care Unit system and a mobile emergency room annex at a cost of $1.7 million.
To date, over 23 million people have been fully vaccinated in Morocco, 24.6 million received their first dose of the vaccine, while more than 4.3 million others have been boosted by a third jab.