COVID-19 vaccines to be provided « free of charge » to Tunisians: Minister
TUNIS, Nov. 26, (Xinhua/GNA) – Tunisian Health Minister, Faouzi Mehdi, announced on Wednesday that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Tunisia has exceeded 90,000 including 2,935 deaths.
« The coronavirus vaccines will be provided free of charge to Tunisians, » the health official assured, adding that the goal will be to vaccinate 20 percent of the population, in a first phase, during the second quarter of next year.
« The elderly, professionals in health sector as well as people living with chronic diseases will be vaccinated as a priority, » he said at a press conference held in Tunis.
Meanwhile, Mehdi affirmed that the application of preventive measures will be continued to control the spread of COVID-19 across the country.