TUNIS, August 15 – On Sunday, Tunisia breaks another vaccine record with over 600,000 Tunisians received vaccinations as part of a nationwide intensive vaccination campaign to contain the Coronavirus pandemic following the country’s receipt of more than 6 million vaccine doses from Western and Arab countries.
Tunisia offered vaccination for those for the 18-39 age group in an effort to accelerate the vaccination, with thousands rushing to inoculation facilities. On Sunday, the Health Ministry reported that 634,669 persons received vaccinations in 405 vaccination centers spread across the country.
5 months after the start of vaccinations in Tunisia, 2 million individuals have received two doses. In Tunisia’s hospitals, intensive care units and emergency departments are overcrowded. Medical staff have expressed fatigue and a lack of oxygen supply.
Tunisia’s goal is to vaccinate 50% of its 11.6 million people by mid-October.