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COVID: Doctors receive third dose of vaccine in Casablanca

Several doctors and health professionals joined, this Tuesday in Casablanca, the operation of injecting the 3rd dose of the anti-Covid vaccine in order to help achieve herd immunity.

Members of the Anticovid Vaccination Technical and Scientific Committee also participated in this operation, which was carried out in the vaccination center of the Sidi Belyout cultural complex, in support of the national vaccination campaign.

On this occasion, Prof. Moulay Said Afif, member of the Vaccination Technical and Scientific Committee, stressed that the injection operation of the 3rd dose, which began the day before, responds to the recommendations made on September 28 by the Technician and Scientific Committee for Anti-Covid Vaccination on the basis of a series of scientific recommendations and the current epidemiological situation.

According to him, this operation concerns in particular in a first stage the elderly, people with chronic diseases and people on the front line in the fight against the virus, and adds that Morocco has a sufficient quantity to vaccinate the elderly of 12 years and over. remembering that the first dose affected 76% of the target group in general and 65% received the second dose.

Regarding students from 12 to 17 years old, he indicated that the number of beneficiaries of the first dose has exceeded 76% and the second dose more than 23%, which will allow the adoption of the face-to-face education system.

Afif also expressed his satisfaction for not having registered any Covid19 outbreak in the September 8 elections thanks to compliance with preventive measures, noting that the improvement in the epidemiological situation after three weeks has allowed the government to relax restrictions in various sectors. public. “Nous devons être fiers de notre pays sous the sage conduite de Sa Majesté le Roi Mohammed VI, car nous sommes the premier country Africain to receive the greatest name of doses of vaccines in tenant compte du name of the population”, at -él it states.

“Our country received, the day before, 1,273 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine and we will also receive ten million doses on October 10,” he said, recalling the launch by His Majesty the King on July 5 of the project to manufacture and syringe the anti-Covid-19 vaccine in Morocco. This project aims to start, in the short term, with a production capacity of 5 million doses of anti-Covid19 vaccine per month.

For his part, Hassan Zeghloul, secretary general of the Casablanca pharmacists union, indicated that the pharmacist is exposed to the epidemic because he is on the front line and in permanent contact with patients, pointing out the need to benefit from a third dose. of the vaccine to achieve herd immunity. For her part, the delegate of the Ministry of Health in Casablanca, Sana Al-Jaoui, clarified that the operation of injecting the 3rd dose of the anti-Covid vaccine worries in a first step the people who received the first two doses for at least 6 months.

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