Caretaker Minister of Public Health, Dr. Hamad Hasan, on Monday held a meeting with a delegation representing Beirut and North Lebanon Medical Syndicates.
The meeting reportedly examined a circular on child vaccinations, which had been issued on July 24, 2020 in implementation of a prior agreement to evaluate this circular three months after taking effect.
The meeting also touched on flu vaccinations, and the need to adhere to the unified medical prescription.
“At the global level, pharmacists have been exceptionally allowed to perform flu shots in line with the Coronavirus pandemic,” Dr. Hasan said.
Moreover, he supported a partnership amid this period between doctors, pharmacists, and primary care centers for a fair distribution of vaccines — especially to ensure their access to specific groups of the Lebanese society at the onset of winter and what may be witnessed in conjunction with a new COVID-19 wave.
“Lebanon has so far received seventy-five thousand (75,000) Influvac vaccines. One hundred fifty thousand Vaxigrip (150,000) vaccines have been imported from the agent and distribution has begun. Three hundred thousand (300,000) Tetravac vaccines will arrive in the middle of next month after completing the financial transaction at the Lebanese Central Bank,” Dr. Hasan explained.
Minister Hasan then stressed that the Ministry of Public Health attached special importance to flu shots at this stage of combatting the Coronavirus because the vaccine helps in the protection and diagnoses process.