The World Bank Provides COVID Vaccines for 2 million Lebanese Individuals
On January 21, 2021, the World Bank has authorized the allocation of $34 million to provide around 2 million Lebanese people with COVID-19 vaccines under the current Lebanon Health Resilience Project, as Lebanon continues to face an extraordinary spike in COVID-19 with reports of 5,500 cases a day since the year began.
It is considered the first operation funded by the World Bank to support COVID 19 vaccine procurement.
Besides the human casualties, the pandemic aggravated the economic crisis, particularly after August’s port explosion in Beirut.
The vaccine will be distributed to priority groups, such as high-risk healthcare staff, epidemiological professionals, monitoring workers, and co-morbidity demographics between the ages of 55-64.