COVID-19 Vaccinated Campaign

Across Lebanon, health workers, grandparents, parents and other frontline workers are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

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An elderly getting vaccinated
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05 March 2021

Across Lebanon, health workers, grandparents, parents and other frontline workers are sharing what receiving the COVID-19 vaccine means to them.

 

Abdulrahman, 90 years 

90-year-old Abdulrahman, getting vaccinated
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90-year-old Abdulrahman, after getting vaccinated
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“I’ve been living my life in fear for the past year”, says 90-year-old Abdulrahman shortly after receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “From today, I feel more protected” he adds.

“My daughter is still recovering from #coronavirus after being infected a few months ago, and I haven’t felt safe enough to see her since. The vaccine is a start to return to our normal life”

 

Anisi, 92 years

Ansi, 92-year-old getting vaccinated
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Anisi, a 92-year-old breast cancer survivor, was protected by strictly following COVID-19 preventive measures. It continues to be a stressful time for her and her family.

Following her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Rafik Hariri University Hospital she says “This is a good day for me and for my family. The vaccine will help protect me now, especially after my second shot. We will all still follow COVID-19 measures, but I think the vaccine is the most important solution to the pandemic. We will all feel a little safer today onwards”.

 

Habib, 86 years

Habib, 86 year old getting vaccinated
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“Being vaccinated is simply another part of the COVID-19 safety procedure, but I think this is the most important step we’ve taken”, says Habib, 86, following his COVID-19 vaccination at Rafik Hariri University Hospital.

“I want to thank the world’s pharmaceutical companies for creating this vaccine, and our government for bringing it to Lebanon to protect our people. I’ve spent the last week telling my friends about this special day, and I hope you’ll share the same good news about the vaccination with everyone as well”.

 

Mohamed, 85 years

Mohamed, 85 year old getting vaccinated
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“If my friends had received the COVID-19 vaccine, perhaps they would have survived”, says Mohamed, 85, among the first group of people in Lebanon to be vaccinated.

“When my closest friend caught the virus and died a month ago, I started counting the days until the vaccine arrived in Lebanon. I think this takes us all to safety… everyone must commit to the vaccine – for themselves, their friends, and their country”.

Nawal, 84 years

Nawal 84 year old getting vaccinated
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“As soon as the vaccine was offered, I knew I wanted to be one of the first to receive it. the vaccine is the best way to protect ourselves and our families”, says Nawal, 84, following her first dose of the #COVID19 vaccine at Rafik Hariri University Hospital.

 

Fahime, 78 years

Fahime 78 year old getting vaccinated
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“I feel safer”, smiles 78-year-old Fahime after receiving her first dose of the #COVID19 vaccination at Rafik Hariri University Hospital.

“At first, I didn’t want to get vaccinated, but my son insisted. He explained that the vaccine would be the best way to protect me. I feel happy and safer now that I’ve had it.”

 

Dr. Zahi

Dr. Zahi after getting vaccinated
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Dr. Zahi getting vaccinated
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“Anyone who’s seen what I’ve seen wouldn’t hesitate to be vaccinated against the virus”, said Dr. Zahi Yammine

“I’ll never be able to forget the tears of a mother who lost her 32-year-old son to COVID-19. He was fit, he had no serious medical history; yet he caught the virus and died just seven days later. No one should die like this anymore. #VaccinesWork, and they can all help prevent other mothers losing children in the same way”.

 

 Nohad, 85 Years

Nohad, 85 year old getting vaccinated
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“I was very careful to protect myself from the virus throughout 2020”, says 85-year-old Nohad shortly after receiving her first #COVID19 vaccine injection at Rafik Hariri University Hospital. “And now, receiving the vaccine has given the biggest boost to my safety”.

“I’ll feel safer through 2021 with the vaccination – but I’ll still abide by the coronavirus preventive measures to protect myself and my family until the pandemic is finally over”.

 

Dr. Sami

Dr. Sami getting vaccinated
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Dr. Sami after getting vaccinated
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“Today is a good day for me and my country”, says Dr. Sami, after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I felt nothing. It’s the same as a normal vaccination. At first, I was hesitant but, in the end, I realized it would protect me and my family. And how could I refuse to protect my family?” 

Dr. Brahim 

Dr. Brahim getting vaccinated
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Dr. Brahim after getting vaccinated
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“Vaccination is the only safe solution to the pandemic”, said Dr. Brahim.

“There’s no question, this is a big step forward in Lebanon’s return to safety”.