The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has set November 16 as the date to begin the distribution of the seasonal influenza vaccination.

The NCDC circulated instructions to the supervisors of the vaccination program in all regions and cities in Libya, informing them of the necessity to prepare for the implementation of the seasonal influenza vaccination for the year 2020.

It further informed them that the target groups for the vaccination were: health workers, expectant mothers, and elderly people over the age of 60 years, in addition to the people who suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes, respiratory illness, heart disease and all relevant diseases of the nervous system.