Algeria announced launching mobile clinics to provide coronavirus vaccine shots to accelerate the rollout to inoculate its population.
A clinic in Kitani Square received up to 200 people on the first day of the campaign.
A doctor at one of the clinics, Dr. Hani, hailed the high turnout of the citizens, revealing that the campaign will continue until September.
“Algeria kicked off the campaign with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, but it will also start using other vaccines including China’s Sinovac and the UK’s AstraZeneca.”
Another doctor said this campaign aims to attain herd immunity in the country and eliminate this health crisis.
One Algerian citizen said he went to the clinic to “protect” himself, and his family members, especially with the emergence of new variants of the virus.
Algeria has administered at least 2,500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines so far. Assuming every person needs two doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 2.9 percent of the country’s population, Reuters reported.
Algeria has recorded a total of 131,647 infections and 3,537 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.