Coronavirus: Arrival in Marrakech of the first doses of the vaccine

The first batch of doses of the vaccine against the new coronavirus (Covid-19) intended for the Marrakech-Safi region, arrived in Marrakech on Monday, in anticipation of the launch, during this week, of a vast national vaccination operation.

The vehicle responsible for the doses of the vaccine arrived at the prefectural pharmacy in Marrakech, where the vaccines are stored under the strictest and reinforced security and conservation conditions, before being distributed to the vaccination points in other provinces. within the region.

“Today we received the first endowment of the vaccine at the regional level, which is stored at the prefectural pharmacy of Marrakech”, underlined on this occasion Mrs. Lamia Chakiri, Regional Director of Health in Marrakech-Safi, in a statement. declaration to the MAP, adding that the doses were then sent to the other provinces of the region.

Regarding the vaccine storage and conservation conditions, Dr. Chakiri explained that the pharmacists ensured the temperature control upon receipt of the vaccine, then its storage in the cold room and then in refrigerated cabinets which are equipped with external displays to ensure vaccine safety, i.e. a temperature between +2 degrees and +8 degrees C.

For his part, the Provincial Health Delegate in Marrakech, Dr Abdelhakim Moustaid, called on citizens to contribute to the success of the national vaccination campaign, by fully participating in this citizen operation, which aims to achieve collective immunity against Covid-19 and to return to normal life as soon as possible. And to recall that the first phase of this campaign will target the target populations, namely health professionals, local authorities, law enforcement, teachers and the population over 75 years old.

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Morocco received, last Friday, a first delivery of the British vaccine Astrazeneca, just as it will have to receive next Wednesday, the first delivery of the SinoPharm vaccine.

In application of the High Royal Instructions, Morocco has acquired a sufficient quantity of vaccines for 33 million inhabitants (66 million doses of vaccines).

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