The national vaccination campaign will be officially launched next week

After the arrival on Friday January 22 in the Kingdom of a first batch of 2 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, the probable arrival of the Chinese “Sinopharm”, Wednesday January 27, 2021; the health ministry has announced the official launch of the national coronavirus vaccination campaign next week.

Recalling that on royal instructions, Morocco has acquired a quantity of vaccines for the benefit of 33 million people (66 million doses of the vaccine), the ministry emphasizes that this national process, which will take place gradually, will affect the target groups, to begin by those most at risk of contracting the Covid-19 disease and its complications, namely: healthcare professionals aged 40 and over, the public authorities and the royal army, as well as the women and men of the ‘education from 45 years, in addition to persons 75 years and over. This process will also include, as a first step, areas with a high rate of Covid-19 disease cases.

The citizens and foreign residents of the target groups are thus called upon to check or obtain the date of the vaccination and the vaccination center via the online portal or by message to the free number 17 17, from Sunday 24 January 2021 at 12 noon.

It should be noted that the two aforementioned vaccines, which were chosen by the Kingdom, were manufactured according to international specifications, with an emphasis on their quality and safety, further notes the ministry, which the need to continue to respect preventive measures, such as wearing masks, respecting physical distances and general hygiene rules, throughout the national vaccination process.

All information relating to the national immunization campaign will be provided through television, radio and awareness messages that will be broadcast on national television and radio channels, as well as on the ministry’s social networks, in addition to the portal www

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