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Here’s what’s changed about vaccination centers

Since its start in January 2021, the anti-covid vaccination campaign has covered the entire national territory and has targeted the population over 18 years of age. To date, nearly 25 million people can be considered fully vaccinated (at 3 doses). With the launch by the Ministry of Health, of the D4 reminder for the vulnerable and elderly, several questions have been raised, including the places of vaccination. Have they changed? What types of vaccines are currently available?

At the very beginning of the national anti-covid vaccination campaign, the vaccination operation was carried out at the level of all primary health care establishments in addition to the creation of vaccinodromes, in particular in Casablanca (Rahma), Salé (Bab Lamrissa), and Smart Vaccinodrome to speed up the process like the one created in Fez or Nouaceur.

But for considerations related to the size of the population, respect for physical distance and the need to maintain the continuity of care and services of health programs, the Ministry of Health has had recourse to the creation of Vaccination Stations (SV), in collaboration with the local authorities, at the level of health centers or near them, depending on the surface area of ​​these structures.

The vaccine strategy deployed in two ways

Thus, the national strategy was deployed by these VS according to two modes, namely a fixed one (where the population moves towards the VS), and a mobile one in which vaccination teams attached to the station mobilize towards mobile points of vaccination.

Among these mobile vaccination points were hospitals, universities, training institutes, boarding schools and university residences, factories, companies with more than 50 employees, administrations, municipalities with more than 50 employees, prisons , charitable houses and gathering points for isolated populations.

A strategy that has vaccinated more than 24 million people across the country. Today, and with the decline in the number of beneficiaries, the cultural centers and various infrastructures used for this purpose at the very beginning of the vaccination campaign have resumed their basic activities.

Today, and to benefit from the anti-covid vaccine, those concerned will have to go either to the primary health care establishments which provide the vaccines, or to the vaccinodromes still in service, confides to us a source at the Ministry of Health. Opening hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Regarding the availability of vaccines, it is indicated on the site of ” Liqahcorona that the vaccine is available in vaccination stations, but does not indicate whether it is Sinopharm, Astranzeneca or even Pfizer for which Morocco has opted for its 3rd dose campaign. According to well-informed sources, Morocco now only has Sinopharm and Pfizer, while Astrazeneca and Janssen are almost non-existent.

Thus, and at the end of October 2021, Morocco had received since the start of deliveries, some 63 million doses of anti-covid vaccine, including more than 46 million from Sinopharm, more than 6 million from Pfizer, more than 8 million from Astrazeneca , more than 300,000 from Janssen, under the Covax system and more than 4 million from Covax.

Since the start of the anti-covid vaccination campaign, priority has thus been given to health professionals, public authorities, security forces and national education personnel, and subsequently, and gradually and by age group, to the rest of the population, in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO).

As of July 7, 2022, 24,861,479 people have been vaccinated, including 23,348,138 who received the 2nd dose, 6,577,915 the 3rd dose and 3,733 the 4th dose, specifies the daily epidemiological bulletin of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection. .




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