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.
As of the time of writing, 170,916 people in Lebanon have been vaccinated with the first vaccine shot, while 95,698 others have received the second shot, according to the Health Ministry’s data.
We have a dedicated coronavirus section where you can find the latest news/updates about the pandemic in Lebanon, inform yourself with WHO-verified resources, and track the number of cases in Lebanon in real-time. Click here.