Palestine to receive 62,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Palestine

Published: 2021-03-17 12:49

Last Updated: 2021-04-12 13:54


Palestine to receive 62,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines
Palestine to receive 62,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines

The spokesperson for the Palestinian Ministry of Health Kamal Al-Shakhra said that the ministry is set to receive 38,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and 24,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday and Thursday.

Shakhra explained in a press statement that the Ministry of Health will start vaccinating people against COVID-19 Sunday, March 21.

However, Shakhra stressed that the AstraZeneca vaccine will be stored until it is proven efficacy from the World Health Organization (WHO) after a number of countries suspended the use of the vaccine following announcements indicating that several individuals suffered from blood clots shortly after receiving it.

Notably, a teacher in Italy died shortly after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.


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