Saudi Arabia Starts COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

Saudi Arabia has started its Covid-19 vaccination on Thursday, the Ministry of Health reported.

Saudi Arabia has started its Covid-19 vaccination on Thursday, the Ministry of Health reported. 

Saudi approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last week and the vaccines arrived in the Kingdom on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Health showed footages and interviews with the first two people who were immunized. After which, the Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah also received the vaccine. 

“Today is the beginning of the breakthrough of this crisis, and we are optimistic about its end,” the minister said. 

Around 150,000 individuals have registered to receive vaccination, which is free of charge. 

The priority for immunization is frontline workers, residents over 65 years old and those with chronic diseases.

The vaccine will be administered to residents aged 50 and above, health workers and those with diseases, on the second batch. 

The rest of the citizens who wish to receive the vaccine will be administered on the final round. 

Currently, the Kingdom has 360,690 cases as of Friday with 181 new cases as of Thursday. 


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