Mena Covid-19 vaccine tracker (November 2021)

24 November 2021
A growing number of governments in the Middle East and North Africa region close in on the higher rates of vaccination needed for herd immunity

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Mena nations expand vaccine campaigns

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*=Four-week case rate per million people, as of 15 November 2021

Algeria / 62*
National health experts have warned against a fourth wave of Covid-19.

Bahrain / 673*
Manama has suspended its ‘red list’ for travel and amended the country’s quarantine rules.

Egypt / 254*
Trials of the locally developed Covivax vaccine have begun.

Iran / 3,037*
The locally made Coviran Barekat jab is to be trialled on children.

Iraq / 864*
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been approved for children aged over 12 years.

Jordan / 5,063*
Booster dose eligibility has been extended to individuals aged over 18 years.

Kuwait / 144*
The government has urged the population to take up booster shots.

Lebanon / 3,104*
Lebanon has been added to Abu Dhabi’s ‘green list’ for travel.

Libya / 2,156*
The US has provided $4m in additional Covid-19 assistance.

Morocco / 171*
Rapid PCR tests have been mandated at ports amid a case surge in Europe.

Oman / 86*
Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots are being made available to the sultanate’s high-risk population.

Qatar / 1,148*
Doha is now offering booster shots without age-based eligibility criteria.

Saudi Arabia / 38*
The Food & Drug Authority has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children aged 5-11 years.

Syria / 421*
China has donated 500,000 doses of vaccines to Damascus.

Tunisia / 406*
Covid-19 vaccine passes have been mandated for locals and foreign visitors.

UAE / 250*
The Health Ministry has approved Pfizer-BioNTech for children aged 5-11 years.

Produced on 18 November 2021. Sources: World Health Organisation, Worldometers, MEED

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