Saudi Arabia Kicks Off Coronavirus Vaccination Program

Published December 17th, 2020 - 07:43 GMT
Saudi Arabia has put in place a number of measures to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. (AFP)
Saudi Arabia has put in place a number of measures to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. (AFP)
Highlights
First consignment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived on Wednesday.

The largest coronavirus vaccination operation starts upon the directive of King Salman, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said.

The first consignment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived on Wednesday and distributed over the next three days, with more than 150,000 people already registered online to be treated.

“We will have coronavirus vaccination centers in all regions of Saudi Arabia,” the health minister added.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had also followed up on the launch of the vaccination process, Dr. Rabiah said.

“We confirm that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe,” Dr. Rabiah added, who took the jab to show confidence in the safety of the vaccine.

The health secretary however noted that the vaccine would not be compulsory but optional, news site Al-Arabiya reported.

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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