The Ministry of Health, Population and Hospitals Reform will receive the first batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the end of February, with an estimated quantity of 700,000 doses, following the conclusion of the necessary agreements.
A ministry official explained, during a study day organized at the headquarters of the People’s National Assembly, that a meeting had been held with the Kovacs organization on January 27, adding that all the necessary documents have been prepared to be sent, tomorrow, to the organization with a view to receiving the vaccine.
In this vein, she added that Algeria will be supplied with 2.200.800 doses, 35 percent of which will be received at the end of the current month of February; up to 800.000 doses.
On another level, the Director General of the Pasteur Institute, Dr Fawzi Derrar, indicated that new doses of the Sputnik V vaccine will be delivered to Algeria in February and March.
Speaking, Friday evening, in a television program of the A3 channel of EPTV, dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Derrar indicated that the objective is to vaccinate 75% of citizens over 18 years old, which is equivalent to 40 million doses needed to dramatically reduce transmission of the virus across the country.
A period ranging from six months to over a year is needed to complete the national vaccination campaign, he highlighted.
The head of the Pasteur Institute indicated that the first phase of the national vaccination campaign concerns the areas where the rates of contamination are the highest.