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BREAKING NEWS: Covid-19 vaccination starts this month

The government has approved the plan for mass vaccination against the coronavirus, the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 said over the weekend as the inoculation is expected to begin this month.

A healthcare worker poses with a vial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine at the Pentland Medical Practice, in Currie, Scotland on January 7, 2021. (Photo by RUSSELL CHEYNE / POOL / AFP)

In a memorandum dated Jan. 26 but made public only on Saturday, the government’s task force laid out its plans and directions for government and private stakeholders in carrying out the efficient rollout of vaccines once the jabs arrive.

All NTF agencies, regional and local task forces and vaccination centers have been ordered to implement the memorandum. Local governments were also asked to establish vaccination operation centers or VOCs “as soon as possible.”

“The implementing units such as government hospitals (both private and public), private clinics, government agencies, rural health units shall forward all concerns and reports to the City/Municipal Health Offices. The City/Municipal Health Offices, in turn, are required to report all concerns and updates to the VOC,” the vaccination plan read.

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