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US News COVID-19 in Morocco: a massive and controlled vaccination campaign

06:15  19 april  2021
06:15  19 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Covid-19: Olivier Véran evokes vaccination records while the situation remains tense at

 Covid-19: Olivier Véran evokes vaccination records while the situation remains tense at © SIPA The Minister of Health stated that the country had made a record number of injections on Thursday with more than 400,000 doses of inoculated vaccine. The acceleration of the campaign must continue at a time when hospitals are still under strong pressure. The Minister of Health stated that the country had made a record number of injections on Thursday with more than 400,000 doses of inoculated vaccine.

Une Marocaine reçoit une dose de vaccin à Salé, le 12 février 2021. © AFP - Fadel Senna A Moroccan receives a dose of vaccine in Salé, February 12, 2021.

Morocco has chosen a vaccination campaign massive, targeting 80% of its population. He goes quickly: in less than three months, more than 12% of Moroccans have been vaccinated. His strategy? Anticipation and control. Morocco launched in the vaccine race in the summer of 2020, with the Chinese. He has since multiplied the sources of supply and avoided a shortage of doses.

with our correspondent in Tangier, Maud Ninaveve

in awareness campaigns, the slogan is almost patriotic: "Against coronavirus, I protect myself, I protect my country". Moroccans are confident, vaccination under control. In the country no controversy, including the origin of vaccines.

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The first day of vaccination, in Tangier, a patient questions at the time of injection: "What, Sinopharm or Astrazeneca? - Astrazeneca ". The nurse responds for the form, because in the background, his patient, doctor, was not worried. "With the pandemic, we were really impatient, sincerely without any apprehension"

Morocco has made the choice of variety. In 2020 he signed with the Chinese Sinopharm and the Suedo-British Astrazeneca, he targets the Russian Sputnik vaccine today and that of the American Johnson & Johnson.

To avoid the shortage, Morocco has also subscribed to the Global Covax program, reserved for the least fortunate countries, and has just received 300,000 doses. For Professor Jaffaar Heikel, epidemiologist and expert in public health, varying vaccines is also a sanitary asset.

COVID-19: The largest vaccination center of Essonne hopes to reach the 6000 injections per week

 COVID-19: The largest vaccination center of Essonne hopes to reach the 6000 injections per week © LP / Nolwenn Cosson Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, Monday, April 12, 2021. After their injection, the vaccinated wait 15 minutes before you can leave. "With this center, we change model. We ride in power, "says Eric Jalon. The Prefect of Essonne has come to discover this Monday, April 12 the first high capacity vaccination center of the department. Open within the Gérard-Philipe Room of Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, it must allow to vaccinate, at first, nearly 3,200 people a week.

"The interest of this is not only to see the efficiency of different vaccines but also their efficiency on some populations, some categories, the oldest oldest. And this strategy will make it possible to see in the future what is the most suitable vaccine for a target population. So it's a good strategy that Morocco has adopted.

and not a dose escapes control of the state. Only public health centers are allowed to vaccinate. In Morocco, the state of emergency has still not been lifted.

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While more than 260,000 niches are available, should the vaccination be expanded? .
more than 260.000 Vaccination slots are currently available in the different vaccination centers in France , according to the application "quickly my dose", edited by the Covidtracker site. While more than 14 million people have received at least one first vaccine dose against COVID-19 , the target of the 20 million primo-vaccinated on May 15 should be kept without difficulty. In some vaccination centers, the age criterion and expanding access to vaccines to younger people.

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