The Army made the announcement in a tweet stating that Lebanese Armed Forces Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun had started off the inoculation campaign. The post included an image of Gen. Aoun receiving a vaccine shot.
Accordingly, 21 military health centers across Lebanon began vaccinating Lebanese Army personnel on Thursday.
This comes a day after Lebanon received two batches of the Chinese-developed vaccine CoronaVac (Sinovac).
Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon Wang Kejian said on the occasion that the vaccines were offered by China for the Lebanese government and the Lebanese Army as an indicator of the friendship between China and Lebanon.
Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hasan announced that these vaccines would be allocated to Lebanon’s army and customs, in addition to several other public departments and institutions.
It’s worth noting that the Lebanese Army is not included in the first stage of Lebanon’s national vaccination plan.
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