Local news

Wed - 21 Apr 2021 - 01:38 AM ،،،

 The Ministry of Public Health and Population launched in Aden on Tuesday, the first phase of the vaccination campaign against coronavirus (Covid-19), the state news agency Saba reported.

The 12 day immunization operation is intended to target 317 thousand and 363 persons in 133 districts of 13 government- held governorates.

The vaccination campaign is funded by the WHO, the UNICEF and KSrelief and carried out by 1704 medical workers distributed to 426 fixed and mobile teams.

The Ministers of Public Health Dr. Qaesm Bahebeh, Civil Service and Insurances Dr. Abdunasser al-Wali, Aden governor Ahmed Lamlas, the UNICEF Representative in Yemen Dr. Philippe Duamelle and the Director of the WHO office in Aden Dr. Noha Mahmood all have taken the vaccines.

On Monday, the Supreme Authority for Medicines and Medical Equipment and World Health Organization's office held a meeting in Aden to discuss mechanisms of monitoring and report any possible side effects of COVID-19 vaccine.

Yemen on March 31 received 360,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, part of a consignment from COVAX expected to total 1.9 million doses this year.