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Benbouzid gives orientations to provinces health directors to strengthen vaccination campaign against Covid-19

The Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Abderrahmane Benbouzid, gave directives to all health directors of the provinces of the country to strengthen the vaccination campaign against Covid-19, according to a press release issued today by the ministry.

After health directors reviewed the provinces reports evaluating the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 during a meeting via videoconference chaired by the Minister of Health last Thursday, Abderrahmane Benbouzid provided directives that focused mainly on “strengthening the vaccination campaign against Covid-19, intensifying communication and awareness activities aimed at promoting the vaccination process against Covid-19, strengthening vaccination points by mobilizing other complementary vaccination sites outside health structures, to be determined in cooperation with local authorities, with the need to use all means (oxygen, space division, human resources, distancing …) in order to improve the reception conditions for citizens in these places and the management of any influx of a large number of people, especially in major urban centers, such as Algiers, Constantine, Oran, Tizi Ouzou and Annaba, according to the same source.

The meeting was also devoted to adjusting vaccination schedules in order to improve citizens’ access to COVID-19 vaccination outside working hours, including weekends.

At the end of the meeting, the minister offered his “encouragement to all health sector professionals to jointly confront this challenge.”

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