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Morocco plans to administer third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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An elderly man receives the COVID-19 vaccine during a national coronavirus vaccination campaign, in Sale, Morocco January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Shereen Talaat

Oct 1 (Reuters) - Morocco will soon start giving a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

Morocco has administered the most doses in Africa, inoculating 19.8 million people out of a population of about 36 million, mostly with Sinopharm (1099.HK), AstraZeneca (AZN.L) and Pfizer (PFE.N) jabs.

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Reporting by Ahmed El Jechtimi; Editing by Leslie Adler

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