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King Mohammed VI orders free Covid-19 vaccination for all Moroccans

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King Mohammed VI gave, Tuesday, his instructions to the government to provide free Covid-19 vaccination for all Moroccans, a press release by the Royal office announced.

The same source recalls that the sovereign chaired a working session devoted to the vaccination strategy against Covid-19, as part of the king's continuous monitoring of the evolution of this pandemic and the measures taken to fight against its spread.

Morocco is likely to launch by the end of December a Covid-19 vaccination campaign. Earlier on December, Health Minister Khalid Ait Taled said that the developer of the Sinopharm vaccine will provide the kingdom with lots covering the needs of more than 20 million people, while a second acquisition of the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca will cover the needs of 12 million more.

In accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Minister recalled that the people to be first vaccinated are frontliners, citizens in a vulnerable state of health, then the rest of the population. 

The goal will be to cover 80% of the country's inhabitants, in order to ensure effective immunization to fight against the spread of the pandemic, according to Khalid Ait Taleb.

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