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Lebanon’s vaccination campaign stumbles at launch

As politicians skip the line to receive their coronavirus vaccine, questions arise about the quantity of vaccine doses Lebanon has and will receive and if it’s enough to inoculate the local and refugee population.

On Feb. 14, a year after Public Health Minister Hamad Hassan announced the first coronavirus case in Lebanon, his ministry launched  the Lebanon National Deployment and Vaccination Plan. 

Lebanon has recorded 359,320 cases of the virus, with 4,446 deaths, according to the World Health Organization figures.

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