Health Minister, UNRWA discuss Lebanon’s vaccination plan for Palestinians refugees

Tue 26 Jan 2021 at 12:45 Corona

NNA - Caretaker Minister of Public Health, Dr. Hamad Hassan, on Monday evening met with an "UNRWA" delegation headed by UNRWA Director in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone, in the presence of World Health Organization representative in Lebanon, Iman Al-Shankiti, and head of the National Committee for the Management of the Vaccination dossier, Dr. Abdel-Rahman Al-Bizri.

The meeting agreed on a joint plan for vaccinating Palestinians in Lebanon based on the following axes:

First - Helping to set health sector priorities in line with those that apply to the Lebanese.

Second - Helping to choose vaccination centers close to Palestinian camps. 

Third - Intensifying contacts with the international community and international organizations to support Lebanon's efforts to include Palestinian refugees, Syrians, and residents of other nationalities in Lebanon’s vaccination process. 

Moreover, the Minister of Health affirmed that "the government’s vaccination plan includes Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and all the other residents on Lebanese territory, and that it will be implemented in accordance with the vaccination priorities set by the World Health Organization." 

 

 

 

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