Caretaker Public Health and Information Ministers, Dr. Hamad Hassan and Dr. Manal Abdel-Samad Najd, accompanied by the Chairman of the National Committee for Vaccine Management, Dr. Abdel-Rahman Al-Bizri and Head of the Parliamentary Health Committee, Dr. Assem Araji, began this evening a tour of the accredited vaccination centers by visiting Saint George Hospital, which has resumed its operations in a short time interval after suffering massive damages as a result of the Beirut Port explosion.

The new center will apply the agreed-upon model in the various approved centers for vaccination, whereby the person concerned will arrive at the center after his/her appointment is set by the platform. Upon verifying his/her identification papers and medical information, the vaccination will be given while observing a waiting period of about a quarter of an hour before the person’s departure, so that he/she will be closely monitored for any health complications.

In a word by Minister Hassan, he praised the St. George Hospital administration for its exerted efforts, stressing that “the secret to the success of the vaccination plan lies in the integrated and constructive approach between the joint efforts of the public and private sectors, which would help in reaching herd immunity.”

“The vaccination campaign will be officially launched tomorrow at the Grand Serail, with a word by Caretaker PM Hassan Diab, in the presence of international partners and the National Committee, followed by visits to three approved vaccination centers in the capital Beirut and homes for the elderly,” Hassan added.

In turn, Abdel Samad pointed to “the need to give priority to media professionals in the vaccination process, because they are exerting tremendous efforts and are exposing their health to the risk of contracting the virus in their daily field work.”

She also commended the awareness campaigns carried out by the National Vaccine Administration Committee and the Parliamentary Health Committee, in encouraging and urging citizens to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Source: National News Agency