COVID-19 in Lebanon
Everything you need to know about Corona virus disease in Lebanon
How UNICEF is helping
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of children and their families across the globe. UNICEF is working with experts to promote facts over fear, bringing reliable guidance to parents, caregivers and educators, and partnering with front-line responders to ensure they have the information and resources they need to keep children healthy and learning.
On February 13, the first batch of the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines has arrived to Lebanon. UNICEF Representative was part of the UN delegation present at the airport to witness this hopeful new phase.
Covid-19 vaccines have been tested to ensure their safety in the short term, and till date minimal side effects have been reported.
As with most Intramuscular vaccinations, some side effects are expected, such as redness and pain at the site where the injection is given. In some cases, a slight increase in body temperature during the first 48 hours after vaccination may occur, as well as feeling fatigue, headache, and muscle pain. In very rare cases, allergic reactions were observed.
Most Covid-19 vaccines that have been tested so far require two doses per recipient
This period ranges between three to four weeks.
Tips and guidance for families
UNICEF is working with health experts around the clock to provide tips and guidance for families on everything related to the pandemic.