Saturday, January 09, 2021

AstraZeneca Vaccine in Morocco Expected soon

Morocco will be able to receive the first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine after January 12 
Receipt of AstraZeneca vaccine in Morocco is dependent on the start of the vaccination campaign in India, where the manufacturing laboratory is located. The campaign launch in India can take place on Tuesday, January 12. 

Morocco will be able to receive the first doses beyond January 12 January.After authorising the temporary emergency use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, this Wednesday, January 6, Morocco will be able to receive the first doses of this vaccine from next week. 

 The vaccine manufacturing laboratory, licensed by AstraZeneca, is located in Hadapsar, India. This is the company “Serum Institue” which will only be able to export the vaccine abroad after the launch of the anti-Covid vaccination campaign in India. 

 "Just as for Sinopharm and AstraZeneca India, it is logical and normal that the delivery to third countries like Morocco is done after the start of local vaccination campaigns in these countries. Otherwise their public opinion would not understand", explains a source. "We are really in the last few meters. Follow the start of the campaigns in these countries and you will have the answer (on the date from which deliveries to Morocco can begin", she concludes. 

 The start of the anti-Covid vaccination campaign in India is scheduled for January 12, according to an Indian news agency which reports the statements of a senior government official. AstraZeneca vaccine was approved for use in India on January 3. 

While the preparation for the vaccination campaign is underway in the country which has more than one billion inhabitants. In this sense, and to allow state, district, block and health personnel to familiarise themselves with the operation, a first simulation of the vaccination campaign was carried out in 125 districts on January 2. The second took place this Friday, January 8 and according to the Asian News International news agency, “at three-session sites in 736 districts, spread across 33 states / territories of the Indian Union”. 

The Moroccan government has decided to extend the state of health emergency throughout the national territory until January 10, 2021.


1 comment:

Tim Cullis said...

Hi Sandy, from Morocco World News, "On January 8, Morocco’s government council has also extended the country’s state of emergency for the tenth time until February 10 at 6 p.m. The measure includes partial lockdown in neighborhoods and cities, travel bans, and night curfews, among other precautions."