Libya Starts Distributing Sinovac Vaccine in Tripoli

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On Saturday, the Libyan Health Ministry’s medical supply apparatus began distributing the COVID-19 vaccine Sinovac to the vaccination centres in the capital, Tripoli.

In a statement, the medical supply apparatus said that the Al-Halaqa Al-Baredah store located on Al-Zawiya Street has begun distributing the COVID-19 vaccine Sinovac to the vaccination centres in the municipalities of the Tripoli branch.

It added that the vaccination centres in the municipalities of the Tripoli branch include more than 44 municipalities. It indicated that this was done in the presence of the committee in charge of following up on the distribution of the vaccine from the Food and Drug Control Centre (FDCC).

The officials confirmed that the distribution will continue until the vaccine reaches all the branches of the medical supply apparatus. He pointed out that the Eastern and Central Region Branch received their allocations from the vaccine on Friday.

Last month, the Libya’s National Centre For Disease Control’s (NCDC) Director, Dadr Addin Al-Najjar, announced the start of the COVID-19 vaccination program in Tripoli.

Al-Najjar revealed that Libya so far has received vaccines from China, Russia and other nations and will distribute them to different parts of the country via 450 vaccination centres.

He also explained that the vaccination priority will be allocated to medical staff treating COVID-19 patients inside isolation units, followed by the elderly, those with chronic diseases, and then the health workers who do not deal with the infectious virus.