Morocco Orders One Million Doses of Russian “Sputnik V” Vaccine

Morocco adds a third vaccine to its vaccination strategy, as the Ministry of Health requested a shipment of the Russian "Sputnik V" vaccine.

Morocco adds a third vaccine to its vaccination strategy, as the Ministry of Health requested a shipment of the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine.

The Minister of Health, Khalid Ait Taleb, announced, yesterday, Thursday, in an interview with the Spanish news agency “EFE”, the order of one million doses of the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine.

The Minister of Health stated that the delivery of the Russian vaccine will be divided into two batches; the first will be delivered this March, while the Morocco will receive the second batch next April, indicating that the delivery dates will depend on Russia’s commitments because the Russian factory is receiving large orders.

The Scientific and Technical Committee in charge of developing the national strategy for vaccination against “SARS-Cov-2” agreed, at the beginning of the week, to approve Morocco’s adoption of two new vaccines; namely the Russian “Sputnik V”, and the American “Johnson & Johnson”, which is administered in only one injection instead of two.

The preemptive step for the Scientific Committee is aimed to achieve good efficacy for the national vaccination campaign, which is conditional on the availability of large quantities of vaccines in light of the raging war over vaccines in the world.

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