The United Kingdom has donated 324,000 shots of a supplementary solution necessary for the vaccination process, the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) in Lebanon announced on Tuesday.
ANERA Lebanon said in a statement that it had received the shots from the UK‘s International Health Partners in coordination with Lebanon’s Higher Relief Commission.
The shots have been pre-filled with saline solution, which is a necessary supplement used in the vaccination process against coronavirus (COVID-19), the organization said.
“A sufficient supply of syringes and saline is necessary to administer the vaccine since the solution is mixed with the vaccine to dilute it before administering the vaccines,” it explained in the statement.
ANERA said that it was distributing the shots to all Lebanese governorates to be used in vaccination.
The World Bank, which is helping Lebanon procure vaccine shots, said last week that it would monitor the vaccine rollout in the country with the help of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
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