The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the start of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign across Afghanistan in the coming days.

The Corona virus vaccine implementation campaign, according to the WHO’s plans, will begin in June of this year, the organization announced in a tweet yesterday, May 26.

The process will cover 34 provinces in Afghanistan, with more than five million people over the age of 18 receiving the corona vaccination, according to the World Health Organization.

Since the inception of the Corona virus vaccine program, over 8.5 million people have been vaccinated, according to the latest figures released to the media by the Taliban-led government’s Ministry of Public Health.

According to the spokesperson for Ministry of Public Health, 4.6 million people have been vaccinated within last nine months alone.

According to the World Health Organization, around 178,996 people have been infected with Corona Virus in Afghanistan since the outbreak began, with 7,685 fatalities.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).