- Published: January 9, 2021
As part of the national vaccination campaign that Morocco is preparing to experience for an effective fight against the coronavirus, the Minister of Health, Khalid Ait Taleb, said it is a real challenge that requires every Moroccan to make his contribution. The minister invites Moroccans to calm and discipline for a successful vaccination campaign.
During a digital seminar organized by the Moroccan Association of Medical Sciences and the National Federation of Health Thursday evening under the theme “Vaccination, the safe and effective way to eliminate the emerging corona virus”, the minister indicated that the vaccination process “represents the hope of overcoming this health crisis and its consequences”. Regarding the delay in the start of this campaign announced for last month, Khalid Ait Taleb said that “it was very necessary to wait for the licenses that would allow the use of vaccines, no offense to some who see it as a delay on the schedule, ”he said. He added that “the scientific committees were keen to follow all the details of the epidemic and the stages of development and manufacture of the vaccines.”
Regarding the campaign itself, the Minister of Health said that Morocco has ordered around 60 million doses for three thousand vaccination points throughout the national territory, in addition to mobile units. University hospital centers (CHUs) will be vaccination points for the health professionals who work there. He reassured that all measures have been taken for the success of the campaign. Better still, “a set of precautions has been adopted to prevent the transmission of infection during the vaccination process which will be supervised by health professionals”.
According to the minister, the vaccination will be done in two stages. The first step will be to vaccinate health professionals, military personnel, security forces, local authorities and education authorities. The second stage is that of the population according to their age groups. However, the minister invites Moroccans to be vigilant, to continue to respect preventive measures, because it is necessary to “respect them more closely until the vaccination period is over and the desired group immunity. is reached and that antibodies are created to allow the return to normal life before Covid, ”he insists.
For Khalid Ait Taleb, the month of Ramadan can be spent without health restrictions, but for that, the vaccination campaign would have to take place in the best conditions. But with the delay observed, it seems somewhat mortgaged, indicates the same source.