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Lebanon Vaccinates Daily Record of People Against Coronavirus

Lebanon Vaccinates Daily Record of People Against Coronavirus

Monday, 14 June, 2021 - 07:45
People receive a Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine dose during a coronavirus vaccination campaign at Lebanese American University Medical Center-Rizk Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon February 16, 2021. Reuters/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanon has vaccinated a daily record of people against COVID-19, raising its total shots administered past 1 million, the Health Ministry announced on Sunday.


The ministry said nearly 23,000 people were vaccinated on Sunday alone on the third weekend of a vaccination “marathon” via nearly 50 centers to speed up inoculations.


The ministry invited all residents who are 53 and older as well as people with special needs who are 16 and older to get Pfizer-BioNTech shots.


Lebanon has registered more than 542,000 coronavirus cases and nearly 7,800 deaths since February 2020.


Lebanon began a vaccination campaign in February and so far 317,000 have received two shots and nearly 684,000 have taken one shot.


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