The Ministry of Health confirmed, late in the evening by way of a press release, concerning a first delivery of anti-Covid vaccines from the Covax program.
The ministry’s press release does not specify the quantity of doses received, but according to public data from Unicef consulted by Daily Morocco, it is a little more than 300,000 doses received out of a quantity ordered of more than 500,000 doses, knowing that the Covax allocation for Morocco totals 1.6 million doses.
Here is the full text of the Ministry of Health press release:
“Morocco was able to benefit, thanks to the COVAX mechanism, from a first allocation of vaccines against the Covid-19 virus, which is dedicated to it. Additional doses will be allocated to it in the coming weeks as part of this same device.
“This is a complementary supply of anti-Sars-CoV-2 vaccines which will allow the Kingdom to carry out the national vaccination campaign against COVID-19 launched since January 28, 2021, in accordance with Hautes Instructions from His Majesty King Mohammed VI May God assist him.
“It should be noted that Morocco participated in the COVAX mechanism, set up at the end of 2020 by GAVI” Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization”, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Coalition for Outbreak Preparedness Innovations along with other partners. This is a global initiative that works with governments and manufacturers to ensure the availability of vaccines used to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“To date, the COVAX mechanism has enabled more than 100 participating countries to benefit from rapid and equitable access to doses of safe, effective and WHO-recognized vaccines, which will cover up to 20% of the population of each country, despite the increased demand and reduced availability of vaccines”.