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Syria thanks Cuba for Covid-19 vaccines

Syria thanks Cuba for Covid-19 vaccines

Damascus, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Syrian officials, health specialists and citizens today expressed their gratitude to Cuba and highlighted the effectiveness of its Covid-19 vaccines donated to this nation facing a war since 2011.

The vaccines are currently being administered in the main center set up for this purpose in the Al-Faiha field hospital in this capital and in others in the other provinces of the country. The director of the field hospital established in Damascus, Yasser Al-Zahra, told Prensa Latina that his center has so far immunized 716 people with Sovbrana 02, Abdala and Soberana Plus.

In addition to their efficacy, they are increasingly preferred because they have fewer adverse symptoms compared to other formulas, the doctor said, while Kawakab Suleiman, a 48-year-old Syrian citizen, said she chose to be immunized with the Cuban vaccines because of their good reputation and minimal side effects since she suffers from migraine.

In turn, Dr. Aya Al-Laimouni, who is part of the medical staff responsible for the immunization task, said that there is more popular awareness of the Cuban vaccines since their efficacy exceeds 90 percent and so far, no serious symptoms have been recorded among the beneficiaries.

According to the Cuban ambassador to Syria, Miguel Porto, Cuban vaccines broke the unjust blockade imposed on Damascus and thanks to the efforts of the island’s scientists and technicians it was possible for the Syrian people to have access to immunization with them.

Last February, Cuba donated to Syria 240,000 doses of vaccines against Covid-19: Abdala, Soberana 02 ,and Soberana Plus, thus ratifying its historical position of sharing what it has, not what it has left over.


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