Lebanon will hold its third vaccine marathon this weekend, centered around the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
The event targets people aged 55 and over, in addition to people with special needs, across Lebanese governorates, according to the Health Ministry.
The Ministry said in a statement that it will bring forward the set appointments for people with special needs to Saturday and Sunday, adding that authorized vaccination centers will be open for them to facilitate their immunization against coronavirus (COVID-19).
It’s important for people intending to participate in the Vaccine Marathon to register on the IMPACT platform beforehand, as this would help prevent crowding as well as vaccinate as many people as possible.
The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Marathon will start at 8 AM and end at 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday, June 12th-13th.
It is part of Lebanon’s immunization plan against COVID-19, which has included 2 other vaccine marathons, namely the AstraZeneca Vaccine Marathon, and the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Marathon held last week in a limited region.
Several hospitals and vaccination centers involved in this weekend’s marathon have announced that all logistical preparations required for the event have already been made.
Echoing the Health Ministry’s call, they urge individuals in the groups targeted by this campaign to show up and receive their vaccine shot on the weekend, in order to help bring Lebanon’s population closer to full immunity.
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