Rizk Hospital In Beirut Launches A “Vaccination Village”


18 vaccination centers began administering jabs to front-line healthcare workers and people over the age of 75, following Lebanon’s launch of the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 on Sunday.

One vaccination center has officially topped all others, as the Lebanese American University‘s medical center launched a new facility, describing it as a Vaccination Village.

In the heart of Beirut, the Vaccination Village at LAU‘s Medical Center-Rizk Hospital, which was just recently supported with $1 million from Lebanese-Saudi billionaire Bahaa Hariri, is dedicated to ensuring a smooth inoculation process.

Rizk hospital’s vaccination village. @laumcrh

The Vaccination Village is set up with a reception area for registrations, a post-vaccination waiting section, vaccination pods, a nursing emergency room, and all that is required to a smooth vaccination process.

The medical center announced in a statement the launch of the Vaccination Village on Tuesday, writing: “We look back at today, February 16, as an important day in the medical field; the day our front-liners received the COVID-19 vaccine, the vaccine of a virus that has been rendering us tired and helpless for almost a year now.”

Front-line workers receiving the vaccine during the launch of the vaccination village. @laumcrh

“Today, we as front-liners, received the first shot, and today, we opened the doors of our Vaccination Village to be one of the vaccination centers in Beirut selected by the Ministry of Public Health for the registration and administration of the vaccine,” the statement added.

More centers are expected to go operational in the coming few days, while the ministry of health has stated that it will provide weekly updates for the number of vaccinated people starting next week.

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