Lebanon signs final contract to secure 2.1 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Lebanon on Sunday signed a final contract to secure 2.1 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as the country battles a sharp spike in new cases of Coronavirus, according to a statement by the press office of the Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan.

The vaccine is expected to begin arriving in February, the statement said.

The ministry is also coordinating with the private sector to bring in 2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which AstraZeneca and Sinopharm companies produce, the statement added.

Additional vaccines have been booked from “Johnson” company, which will arrive once the global approvals for the vaccine are over, and investigations are still underway with the American company Moderna and Russia's Sputnik for booking the vaccines.

 Lebanon is under COVID-19 lockdown for three weeks until February 1. 

Hamda Mustafa

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