The first shipment of the Coronavirus vaccine, containing 57,600 doses, from the Kovacs vaccine distribution organization, arrived Thursday at Libya’s Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, according to the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean in a statement.
The statement stated that the first batch of vaccines was allocated to priority groups in Libya, including health workers in isolation centers, people over the age of 75, people with chronic diseases, and other health workers in various health facilities. The vaccines will be distributed to vaccination centers all over the country, according to a distribution plan that was prepared in coordination with the national health authorities in Libya.
Health Minister Ali Al-Zanati said: “We are pleased that the first batch of Kovacs vaccines has arrived in Libya. Libya is a participant in the self-financing of the Kovacs facility. Altogether, we ordered sufficient doses of the vaccine to immunize at least 1,374,200 people. We expect additional doses to be delivered by the end of this month. ”
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