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Lebanon Is Now Vaccinating Students Born Between 2005 and 2010

Lebanon Is Now Vaccinating Pupils Of These Ages
Anadolu Agency

Vaccination against coronavirus (COVID-19) is now available for students within a specific age group in Lebanon, caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan announced on Wednesday.

The Health Ministry is set to begin sending invitations for students born between 2005 and 2010, who are registered on the dedicated vaccination platform, to be vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, starting Wednesday, Hassan said in a tweet.

Additionally, starting Thursday, the ministry will implement Pfizer-BioNTech walk-in vaccinations for people born between 1972 and 1976 who have received the first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

People born between 1992 and 1998 will continue to receive appointments to be vaccinated, Hassan noted.

Last week, Lebanon opened Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination to people between 45 and 49 years of age, as well as to workers of certain industries.

The gradual expansion of the national vaccination campaign comes as the country registers new highs in daily COVID-19 infections.

The recent surge in infections prompted the European Union to remove Lebanon, among several other countries, from its safe-travel list.

On Tuesday, Lebanon registered 1,040 new infections and five new COVID-19-related deaths.

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.


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Lebanon Is Now Vaccinating Students Born Between 2005 and 2010

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