The Ministry of Health and the WHO have begun vaccination with the Pfizer and AstraZenka vaccine provided by the Kovacs Foundation
Where the use of the vaccine was started in a meeting organized on this occasion in the presence of representatives of international health partner institutions, health personalities, and the media.
Ms. Sasha Potsuma, Director of the World Health Organization Office in Gaza, expressed her pride in cooperating with the Ministry of Health to promote the vaccines, arranged by the COVAX Foundation.
COVAX is a WHO initiative with other international partners to ensure equal access to Covid vaccines to all countries in the world.
Ms.Potsuma explained that we now have 11,700 doses of Pfizer vaccines and 9,600 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines available in Gaza.
Both types of vaccines have been validated by the World Health Organization globally through a very lengthy and stringent process, and it is expected that another 57,600 doses of AstraZeneca will arrive in Gaza by the end of April.
Ms.Potsuma said that with the arrival of the last doses, 41,000 people could be vaccinated for Covid 19 in Gaza, targeting only priority groups such as frontline health workers, the elderly, and those with chronic diseases, as 10,000 people have been vaccinated so far, which is a great achievement.
The Deputy Director-General of Primary Care for Public Health Affairs, Dr. Majdy Dahir asserted that the vaccine is the only option for our society to confront the pandemic, in light of the second wave and the steady increase in the number of cases, in addition to adherence to preventive and safety measures.