This Age Group Can Now Receive Pfizer Vaccine In Lebanon

Vaccination against coronavirus (COVID-19) is now open to a new age group and workers of certain institutions in Lebanon.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination against coronavirus (COVID-19) is now open to a new age group and to workers of certain institutions in Lebanon, caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan announced on Wednesday.

Starting Wednesday, people between 45 and 49 years of age will begin to receive invitations to be vaccinated with the German-developed vaccine against COVID-19, Hassan said in a tweet.

Additionally, workers registered on the syndicates of professions and services, including those mentioned below, will be able to receive the vaccine, regardless of their age:

  • Transportation
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Markets

Apart from that, registered individuals who were born between 1992 and 1997, in August, are also eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

This move aims at reinforcing the ongoing social immunization campaign against the rising infection case numbers in Lebanon, as Lebanon has recently been recording an alarming increase in daily infections.

This, along with the entry of new COVID-19 variants, has pushed the country to the brink of new restrictions on touristic institutions, which would damage an economy that is already collapsing.

Last month, entry to touristic businesses became bound by holding a vaccine certificate or undergoing appropriate testing, as per a Tourism Ministry decision aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.

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