Up to 16,000 citizens of all ages have registered on the digital platform of the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform in order to benefit from the vaccine against Covid-19, said the ministry in a statement.
Out of 15,910 people wishing to be vaccinated registered on the digital platform until March 7, 11,684 are aged “50 years and over”, representing 73% of the total number, of which 8,613 have chronic diseases, highlighted the same source.
For his part, the spokesperson for the Scientific Committee for monitoring the evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic, Dr Djamel Fourar explained that after the launch of both the vaccination campaign, on January 30, 2021, and the digital platform dedicated to registration and the setting of appointments at local public health establishments (EPSP), depending on the receipt of doses, these citizens will be called to receive their doses at these establishments.
As such, Dr Fourar reassured that all citizens wishing to get vaccinated, after their registration “will all benefit from the vaccination at the appropriate time and in the order of priority”.
Concerning the citizens who registered at the level of the EPSP to benefit from the vaccination campaign, the head of health sector in Algeria specified that “the latter will be inserted on the list of the digital platform”.
However, they will benefit according to the order of priority of their vaccine doses, and will be summoned by SMS or contacted by phone.
Regarding the vaccination of health workers in the private sector, Dr Fourar said “there is no difference between the the public and private sectors, calling on everyone to register on the digital platform to benefit from this operation which he described as “flexible.
He noted that all doses of the imported vaccines, to date, have been administered, with the exception of quantities of the Chinese vaccine.