The Head of the Advisory Committee to Confront the Coronavirus Pandemic, Khalifa Al-Bakoush, confirmed that Libya had signed a contract with the COVAX Facility to acquire two million doses of the Coronavirus vaccine.

Al-Bakoush also announced that stage one of the vaccine distribution would be for those groups most vulnerable to the Coronavirus pandemic, such as medical staff and general paramedic teams, the elderly and people with chronic illnesses.

COVAX Facility is a global plan co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the World Health Organization (WHO).