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Iraq announces the start of the vaccination campaign against Corona with the Chinese vaccine The Minister of Health and Environment supervises the arrival of the Chinese vaccine meal to Iraq March 02, 2021 02:32 PM Mubasher: The Iraqi Minister of Health and Environment, Hassan Muhammad Al-Tamimi, supervised today, Tuesday, the arrival of the Chinese vaccine meal (Sinopharm) to Iraq, in the presence of the Chinese ambassador to Iraq, the personal secretary of the prime minister, Lieutenant-General Muhammad Al-Bayati, and the commander of the air force. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health, the minister thanked the Republic of China for the great cooperation with the Iraqi government and the Ministry of Health in facing the Corona pandemic and activating agreements that would eliminate the virus and prevent its spread. Al-Tamimi confirmed that it was agreed with the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Iraq to urgently supply two million doses of Sinopharma vaccine, in addition to the rest of the Ministry's previous contracts to cover the largest proportion of Iraqi citizens. Today, the Ministry of Health announced the start of the currency of vaccinating citizens with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, after it began to be distributed to a number of health departments in several cities, in addition to sending a quantity of doses to Kurdistan. The Health Crisis Cell confirmed that the vaccine is safe and effective, noting that the process of taking the vaccine is free and optional. The committee stated that the first dose of the Corona vaccine targets the most vulnerable groups. Medical and health personnel, members of the army and the armed forces, the elderly and people with chronic diseases. Earlier, the Iraqi Ministry of Health requested the Supreme Committee for Health and National Safety to approve the entry of Iraq into the Kafi coalition (Kovacs facility) and under the umbrella of the World Health Organization, which includes 190 countries for the purpose of obtaining the Corona vaccine and ensuring fair distribution. The agreement was signed with the Kovacs facility; After the Supreme Committee for National Health and Safety approved Iraq's accession to the Union in September 2020; To provide Iraq with an amount sufficient for 20% of the population based on the mechanism approved in the facility for all participating countries, by 16 million doses of vaccine, and $ 169.74 million was paid to the Kovacs facility for the value of this quantity. Nominations: