The Marathon saw a significant turnout early on, with crowds of people photographed waiting outside authorized vaccination centers in various Lebanese areas, waiting for their turn to receive a vaccine jab.
To encourage more people to participate in the Vaccine Marathon, individuals who haven’t registered on the IMPACT platform to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and who don’t have an appointment for vaccination, were also allowed to show up at vaccination centers and receive a shot.
The Marathon also saw significant activity on Twitter, where #AstraZeneca topped the list of top-trending hashtags in Lebanon in the afternoon.
The encouraging numbers of participants recorded across the provinces prompted the Lebanese Red Cross to announce the extension of the Marathon until 8 PM of the same day.
The province with the highest turnout will be declared the winner of the Vaccine Marathon.
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