The Executive Committee for the Corona Vaccine at the Ministry of Public Health issued the following statement:
“We are facing a new wave of Corona virus, which is expected to be more contagious and spread faster, according to the infection figures in Lebanon, as in the rest of the world, where the Corona counter recorded an alarming rise in the number of infections and in a short period of time. Accordingly, the Executive Committee for the Corona Vaccine held an emergency meeting, in which it discussed the latest epidemiological developments, and the following recommendations were issued:
– The Executive Committee stresses the need to receive the Corona vaccine as soon as possible, especially since the percentage of vaccinated people is still low and does not exceed 45%.
The vaccine can be taken free of charge, regardless of the dose (the first, second, third, or fourth) at any of the vaccination centers distributed over all Lebanese territories, without a prior appointment throughout the week.
The Executive Committee reminds that all scientific studies and reports issued by the World Health Organization conclude that the vaccine protects against complications from the virus, avoids hospitalization and reduces deaths.
In conclusion, the Executive Committee reminds of the criteria adopted by the Ministry of Health for taking vaccine doses, which are:
1- The first dose is available to everyone over the age of five years.
2- The second dose is available to all who have received the first dose before three weeks.
3- The third dose is available to all those five months after receiving the second dose.
4- The fourth dose is available to all those who have received the third dose for six months.