The Head of the Parliamentary Health Committee, MP Assem Araji, said that two million doses of Pfizer and AstraZeneca are expected to arrive between May and June, which will enable the vaccination of one million people.
He said that Pfizer has agreed to allocate 750,000 jabs for the private sector, of which 320,000 jabs have been reserved for the big four universities in Lebanon.
Araji revealed during a radio interview, that five percent of the citizens have been administered the first dose of the vaccine, while the percentage of citizens whom received two doses have reached 3 percent.”
He considered that “the turnout on the platform is still shy, as the number of citizens registered on the official platform do not exceed 1.5 million,” attributing this matter to “the lack of conviction of many citizens of the feasibility of receiving the vaccine.”
Araji called on “those concerned about the side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine to postpone their appointment until they are informed about obtaining another vaccine,”. “No need to panic as most of the circulated information fake.”
As for the Sputnik Light vaccine, Araji indicated that “it can serve temporarily until other vaccines are available in two doses, in order to meet the local need amid the increase in global demand for vaccines, and to inoculated around 80 percent of the residents to secure herd immunity.”