Morocco is preparing to launch a vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in the coming days, as the Ministry of Health said yesterday in a press release.
“The national vaccination operation will be officially launched next week and will gradually target the categories concerned, particularly those vulnerable to the virus and its complications,” the press release read.
According to the Health Ministry of Morocco, “These categories are health professionals over 40, members of public authorities and the Royal Armed Forces, as well as members of the education family over 45. People over 75 years, as well as areas with high rates of Covid 19 contamination, are also included”.
The Ministry also said that “citizens and foreign residents included in the targeted categories can obtain an appointment for vaccination and have information on the vaccination center by visiting the portal www.liqahcorona.ma or by sending a text message to the toll-free number 1717, as of Sunday, January 24, 2021, at noon”.
The Ministry of Health also insisted on the need to continue to comply, during the vaccination operation, with preventive measures, including wearing protective masks, physical distancing, and hygiene rules.
Morocco intends to be among the first countries in the world to vaccinate its nationals to accelerate the pace of economic recovery, as several Moroccan officials said to local media.
According to Reuters news agency, Morocco is considered the first country in Africa to receive the Covid-19 vaccine after a shipment arrived in the country yesterday coming from India with 2 million of Oxford-AstraZeneca doses of vaccine.
On Friday, the ministry of health announced that Morocco would receive the first shipment of the SinoPharm Covid-19 vaccine from China on Wednesday, January 27.