The director of health services at the ministry of health, and member of the scientific committee monitoring the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in our country, Professor Lyes Rahal, provided details about the vaccination operation against the Covid-19 in Algeria.
Speaking to the local Radio station in Sétif, this Friday, January 15, the director of health services at the ministry of health, and also member of the scientific committee monitoring the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in Algeria, Professor Lyes Rahal, revealed that “the vaccination operation will run throughout 2021”, adding that “health workers and front row workers will be a priority.”
With regard to the other categories concerned by vaccination, the member of the scientific committee stressed that it is a question of vaccinating “people over 65 years old, people with chronic illnesses, then people aged 18 and over”.
Furthermore, Professor Rahal said that certain categories will not be vaccinated, including “people with severe allergic diseases, pregnant women and people under the age of 18”.
The same official indicated that “the scientific committee studied ten (10) vaccines, reached stage three of the successful clinical trials”, stressing that “the vaccines acquired are safe and effective and are suitable for the Algerian environment in terms of the storage, transport and distribution ”.
“Algeria has not recorded any cases of contamination with new variants of the coronavirus”
The guest of Radio Setif spoke about the progress of the coronavirus vaccination operation, and said “it will be in two phases for 21 days.” “We will provide urgent training to doctors and health users for 48 hours to explain the method of vaccination,” he explained, stressing that “each vaccine has specific characteristics”.
“Our hospitals and our local clinics are completely ready for the start of the vaccination operation and the reception of batches of vaccines from the Pasteur Institute, which will take care of the distribution, storage, transport and logistics ”, he further detailed.
Speaking about the current epidemic situation, the member of the scientific committee indicated that “the current epidemic situation in Algeria is stable thanks to the preventive measures of the citizens and the work provided by the various official bodies”.
Finally, the director of health services at the ministry of health said that “as of Sunday, January 17, a media plan will be launched to explain the importance of vaccination, as part of a awareness campaign focusing on the efficacy, safety and quality of these vaccines chosen by the scientific committee ”. “I call on citizens to trust their doctors and be more careful,” he concluded.