In an effort to speed up Lebanon’s vaccination process, hospitals offering the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine are now open for walk-ins for people 40 and above.
According to a statement issued by the Health Ministry, the walk-ins are only for people who already registered for their vaccines through the IMPACT platform.
Registered people can visit any of the 34 accredited vaccine centers across Lebanon to receive the vaccine on the same day (if available) or schedule an appointment for a later day. They are only required to show proof of their online registration and present their ID cards.
At the Rafik Hariri University Hospital (RHUH), people can walk in starting 10 AM until early afternoon to either get the vaccine or book a date.
According to the head of the RHUH Dr. Firass Abiad, it is advised to already be registered on the IMPACT platform, although it’s not necessary, he said.
This will be a way for centers to make use of AstraZeneca vaccines from missed appointments so they don’t go to waste.
The Health Ministry also indicated that people between the ages of 55 and 59 with chronic diseases who registered on the IMPACT platform before May 17 can book appointments to reserve the Pfizer-BioNTech jab.
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