SYRIA: One million doses of coronavirus vaccine to be sent to Daramsuq by the World Health Organization

DARAMSUQ — In a phone interview with Reuters, representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Syria Akjemal Magtymova announced that the Syrian capital Daramsuq (Damascus) will receive the first batch of coronavirus vaccines through the global COVAX program within weeks.
Magtymova added that the first batches of the vaccine will include one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
She also indicated that the COVAX program will be used to ensure a fair distribution of vaccines, a glimmer of hope for the war-devastated country whose health and financial resources are at catastrophically low levels.
The first vaccination campaign, which may begin at the end of April or early May 2021, aims to vaccinate 20% of the population by the end of the year, which constitutes approximately five million people in government-controlled areas.