Palestine to begin COVID-19 vaccination campaign within weeks

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Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh announced Monday that the Palestinian government will start a campaign to vaccinate Palestinians against the coronavirus in mid-February, after the first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine containing 50,000 doses arrives.

Shtayyeh said that the Palestinian Authority will receive the first 50,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from different sources.

He added “The vaccination campaign will start in the middle of this month, in all the Palestinian territories, and we will give Gaza a share of all the vaccines we receive.”

Sunday, the Israeli Occupation Ministry of Defense announced that they are sending 5,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine to the Palestinian Authority to vaccinate its medical personnel, after several international calls for the state to do so.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Palestine has confirmed 158,962 coronavirus cases and 1,833 deaths.

Roya

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