COVID-19: Yemen begins vaccination campaign in government-controlled areas

COVID-19: Yemen begins vaccination campaign in government-controlled areas

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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.

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