Morocco has received 65 million coronavirus vaccine doses from China and the UK, as it vaccinates 80 percent of its adult population.
Moroccan officials said China’s Sinopharm and Britain’s AstraZeneca vaccine would be used as the country prepares to launch its COVID-19 vaccination program, The Associated Press reported on Friday.
Health Minister Khalid Ait Taleb made the first announcement at a cabinet meeting on Thursday.
The Health Ministry said that the country has not yet received vaccines.
Regulators are reviewing the documentation of the Sinopharma vaccine, and the vaccination program is expected to begin in the coming days, with Mustafa Ennaji Moule, Head of the Department of Syrology at Hasan II University in Casablanca and a member of the government’s COVID-19 Scientific Committee Told ap.
Morocco has targeted to vaccinate 25 million of the country’s 36 million people under the command of King Mohammed VI, AP. The country will first vaccinate medical personnel, public officials, security services, education workers and people suffering from chronic diseases.
Morocco has reported the second highest number of coronovirus cases in Africa after South Africa. According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, there have been 428,000 cases and more than 7,000 deaths in Morocco.