COVID-19: Yemen begins vaccination campaign in government-controlled areas
Yemen's internationally recognised government on Tuesday announced the start of its vaccination program, offering COVID-19 vaccine shots to priority groups in governorates under its control.
Yemen has a batch of 360,000 AstraZeneca vaccines it received under the UN's COVAX program. It will receive a total of 2 million dozes this year.
"Today, together with several government ministers, UNICEF and WHO representatives, and representatives of other international orgsations, we received a batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the temporary capital Aden, so we can start the vaccination campaign in Yemen," the Aden-based administration's Health Minister Qassem Baheeh tweeted.