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CHAMPION OF THE DAY
4.8 million vaccine doses
are already under contract
for additional quantities
The government has concluded an agreement with Pfizer for the procurement of 2.1 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. The doses will start to arrive in Lebanon during the first half of February.
Another 2.7 million doses are expected from a program by the United Nations earmarked for needy countries, at $18 per dose. A World Bank loan is to cover most of the cost.
Around 20 percent of the population is expected to receive vaccination free of charge. The rest will be charged at a yet unannounced fee.
Another two million doses are being negotiated in coordination with the private sector and Oxford-Astrazeneca and China’s Sinopharm, said a statement by the Ministry of Public Health.
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Jan 18, 2021
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