The King chaired Monday, November 9, 2020 at the Royal Palace in Rabat, a working session devoted to the vaccination strategy against Covid-19, announces a press release from the Royal Palace, the content of which is as follows:
“His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, chaired, Monday, November 09, 2020 at the Royal Palace in Rabat, a working session dedicated to the vaccination strategy against Covid-19.
This meeting is part of the continuous monitoring by His Majesty the King, may God preserve Him, of the evolution of the pandemic and the measures taken in the context of the fight against its spread and the protection of life and health of citizens.
During this meeting, and on the basis of the opinion delivered by the National Scientific Committee stressing that the vaccination campaign is a real response to end the acute phase of the pandemic, and faithful to the proactive royal approach adopted since the appearance of this virus, His Majesty the King has given His High Guidance for the launch, in the coming weeks, of a massive vaccination operation against Covid-19.
This national operation, of unprecedented scale, aims to cover the population with a vaccine as an appropriate means of immunization against the virus and of controlling its spread. Based on the results of clinical studies that have already been completed or are still ongoing, the safety, efficacy and immunogenicity of the vaccine have been proven.
Thus, this operation will have to cover citizens aged over 18, according to a vaccination schedule in two injections. Priority will be given in particular to front-line staff, in this case, health staff, public authorities, security forces and national education staff, as well as the elderly and people vulnerable to the virus, and this, before extending it to the rest of the population.
The Kingdom has been able to occupy an advanced rank in the supply of vaccine against covid-19, thanks to the Initiative and the Personal Involvement of the Sovereign which resulted in the successful participation of our country, in this context, in the trials clinics.
His Majesty the King has thus given His directives to the competent authorities to ensure the proper preparation and smooth running of this large-scale national operation, in terms of health, logistics and technology. Emphasis was placed in particular on the accessibility of the vaccine, in a social and solidarity framework, and its availability in sufficient quantities, as well as on the medical logistics of transport, storage and administration of the vaccine throughout. of the territory and the establishment of an effective system of pre-registration of beneficiaries.
To this end, the Sovereign called for the mobilization of all the services and departments concerned, in particular the personnel of Health, the territorial administration and the police, as well as the necessary support of the Royal Armed Forces, in accordance with the missions entrusted to them by His Majesty the King, Supreme Chief and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces, as part of the fight against Covid19.
By initiating this large-scale operation, with the faith and the hope that God May surround all humanity with His Grace and lift this calamity through vaccination, the High Royal Guidelines have been given to the effect of redoubling our vigilance in the management of the pandemic, and to maintain scientific monitoring capacities for a regular update of the national strategy in this field in the light of new developments and factual realities.
This working session took place in the presence of the Head of Government, Mr. Saad Eddine El Othmani, the Advisor to HM the King, Mr. Fouad Ali El Himma, the Minister of the Interior, Mr. Abdelouafi Laftit, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans residing abroad, Mr. Nasser Bourita, Minister of Health, Mr. Khalid Ait Taleb, General de Corps d’Armée, Abdelfattah El Ouarak, Inspector General of FAR , Lieutenant General Mohamed Haramou, Commander of the Royal Gendarmerie, Brigadier General Mohammed Abbar, Inspector of the Military Health Service of the FAR, and the Director General of National Security, Director General of National Territory Surveillance, Mr. Abdellatif Hammouchi”.