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Yemen launches the first round of the Coronavirus vaccination campaign

The Yemeni Ministry of Public Health and Population, in Aden, launched the activities of the first round of the health immunization campaign against the Coronavirus (Covid-19), with the support of the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center.


According to the Yemeni News Agency, during the inauguration, the Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr. Qassem Buhaibh, the Minister of Civil Service and Insurance Dr. Abdel Nasser Al-Wali, the Governor of Aden Governorate Ahmed Hamid Lamlas received the vaccination against the virus - during the inauguration - and the director of the organization's office Global Health in Aden, Dr. Noha Mahmoud, announcing the official launch of the campaign in the temporary capital of Aden and 13 governorates.


The Yemeni Minister of Health stated that the vaccination process represents the first step and will be followed by next steps to reach the ministry’s plans to 12 million doses during the current year, calling on doctors, the elderly and those with chronic diseases to take the initiative to register to take the vaccine, which represents an important step in events of immunity against the virus.


For his part, the UNICEF representative to Yemen indicated that the launch of the campaign against the Coronavirus is an important day in the history of Yemen, and that the Minister of Health and some ministers took vaccinations confirming the safety of the vaccine.


The campaign will last for 12 days, and it aims to reach 317,363 people in 133 districts, distributed over 13 governorates, and will be implemented through 1704 health cadres, distributed among 426 fixed and mobile teams.