Mena Covid-19 vaccine tracker (July 2021)

18 July 2021
Regional immunisation programmes in the Middle East and North Africa pick up pace as vaccine supplies are secured amid the advance of the delta variant

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> Mena has more than 10 million Covid-19 cases
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> Iran renews restrictions as fifth wave feared

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*=Four-week case rate per million people, as of 12 July 2021

Algeria / 292*
Vaccine stockpile grows as 1.6 million doses of Sinovac jab are shipped from China. 

Bahrain / 5,168*
Timeline to administer booster shots is advanced to one month after the second dose for specific cases.

Egypt / 99*
Cairo is to receive 2 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab and further shipments of materials in order to produce Sinovac locally.

Iran / 4,140*
Emergency use of a second domestic Covid-19 vaccine, called Pasteur Vaccine, is approved.

Iraq / 4,467*
Health Ministry launches programme in government institutions to overcome vaccine hesitancy.

Jordan / 1,359*
Amman receives $2.75m grant from Doha to support its inoculation efforts for citizens and Syrian refugees.

Kuwait / 10,132*
More than 2.3 million vaccine doses administered as delta variant causes a rise in cases.

Lebanon / 858*
Power cuts and internet outages impact vaccination drives in parts of the country.

Libya / 2,218*
Third batch of Russia’s Sputnik-V vaccine, comprising 100,000 doses, reaches Libya.

Morocco / 522*
Local pharmaceutical firm Sothema is to start local production of 5 million Sinopharm doses a month.

Oman / 11,526*
Legal action is likely to be taken against civil servants who refuse vaccination without an adequate medical reason.

Qatar / 1,318*
Quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travellers arriving from specific destinations is eased.

Saudi Arabia / 1,037*
Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine is approved, making it the fourth shot authorised for use in the country.

Syria / 57*
Moscow says it will continue to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to Syria, with a certain number to be delivered free of charge.

Tunisia / 10,923*
Health Ministry spokesperson says situation is “catastrophic” and the national health system has “collapsed”.

UAE / 5,206*
Abu Dhabi extends home quarantine rules for people who have been in contact with those testing positive for Covid-19.

Produced on 15 July 2021. Sources: World Health Organisation, Worldometers, MEED

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