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.
#WATCH: Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah gets jabbed as the Kingdom starts its #coronavirus vaccination program. Video from @AlArabiya_KSA For the story: https://t.co/rstrH5Shm3 pic.twitter.com/UwwZ1cNCBb— Arab News (@arabnews) December 17, 2020
“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.
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