Morocco Offers Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Shots

Morocco’s newly launched vaccination campaign aims at providing a third dose of anti covid vaccine to people who have received at least two doses of the vaccine in not less than six months.

Relevant authorities shared that the decision follows the recommendations of the Scientific and Technical Committee of vaccination as well as international scientific recommendations.

The North African country is toeing the line of countries in the global north with the booster shots campaign that targets vulnerable people and frontline workers.

Vulnerable people include people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions and older adults aged  50–64 years with underlying health issues.

With a population of 36 million, 23 million have received the first dose while 19 million are fully vaccinated.

After a surge of infections and deaths in early August, the North African country has recorded a steady decline in infection rates.

Patsy Nwogu

Reporting on data-driven featured stories and investigations.

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