ABIAD VISITS MUNICIPAL PALACE IN ZAHLE, EXPRESSES SATISFACTION WITH THE DEMAND FOR CHOLERA VACCINE

Caretaker Public Health Minister Firass Abiad expressed his satisfaction with the positive response to the national campaign for the cholera vaccine on its second day.

Following his visit to the Municipal Palace in Zahle this morning, as part of a field inspection tour of the campaign in the Bekaa Governorate, he said: “The final turnout on the second day of the vaccination showed high numbers, as the target number was about 30,000 vaccines, so we reached the 26,000, and here I wish to thank the Lebanese Red Cross, Medair Association, Amel Foundation, MSF and prominent figures in all regions, including mayors, municipal unions, clergymen and school administrators, for without their cooperation we would not have been able to reach these good numbers.”

Abiad also commended the efforts exerted by the field immunization teams, stressing that “what has been achieved on this day is a catalyst for moving forward in the national campaign to immunize more than seventy percent of the population of the areas most vulnerable to the epidemic.”

He added: “The field data we are receiving indicates that the campaign is progressing in an excellent manner, and there is a good response from citizens.”

Abiad called on the media to “accompany this campaign and contribute to spreading awareness among everyone, because this vaccine is similar to the corona vaccine and its goal is to protect us so that we can rid the country of this scourge.”

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon