Syria’s rebel-held area to get jabs by March end

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Author: Wed, 2021-02-24 01:34 BEIRUT: Syria’s rebel-held northwest will receive its first shipment of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine by the end of next month, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The doses were procured through the UN body’s Covax program, which aims to provide equitable worldwide access to vaccines against COVID-19. Thirty-five to 40 percent of the vaccines would be made available in the first quarter of 2021, and 60 to 65 percent in the second quarter, a WHO spokesperson said. The health directorate for the opposition-held territory said it expected to receive 120,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine by next month. “They will cover 60,000 people,” startin

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