Launch of vaccination drive in Algiers: Premier Djerad receives Sputnik V shot/ Video-Photos

Prime Minister, Abdelaziz Djerad, received today, Sunday, January 31st, 2021, a dose of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, at the multi-service clinic in Algiers' Les Sources.

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Prime Minister, Abdelaziz Djerad, received today, Sunday, January 31st, 2021, a dose of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, at the multi-service clinic in Algiers’ Les Sources.

Upon his arrival at the clinic, the Prime Minister stayed in the waiting hall, where he exchanged talks with a group of citizens.

The vaccination campaign was launched, today, Sunday, Jan 31st, 2021, in the capital Algiers.

As such, the spokesman for the scientific committee in charge of the follow-up of Coronavirus pandemic evolution, Dr Djamel Fourar, who, also, serves as the Health Ministry’s manager for prevention, supervised the launch of the vaccination drive in this province.

Earlier yesterday, Health Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid launched the vaccination campaign in Blida, one of the most affected provinces by this pandemic in the beginning of the health crisis.

The operation will concern, in a first step, people prone to infections and transmissions, notably staff of the medical sector, the elderly and people with chronic disease. It will, also, be extended, as from Sunday, to cover other sectors, namely; Police services and Civil Protection, education and also Imams, political officials and the media body.

The first shipment of the Russian anti-Covid-19 vaccine “Sputnik V” landed, Friday, at Bouafrik Airport (province of Blida), according to Ennahar TV.

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