Kuwait’s vaccination rate for citizens six-times that of expats

SourceGulf Insider
SectorHealthcare
CountryKuwait

Kuwait’s vaccinating its citizens against Covid-19 at six times the rate of expatriates who make up two-thirds of the population, spurring claims of racism and concerns the discrepancy will delay a return to normal life.Around 119,000 Kuwaitis and 18,000 expats have been vaccinated, according to the latest data, despite more than half of those registered for a jab being foreign.Overall, Kuwait has administered 3.7 shots per 100 people for a population of about 4.5 million. That’s a higher rate than in Saudi Arabia but way below neighbouring United Arab Emirates on 48 doses per 100 among a mostly expatriate 10 million people.Officials at the Health Ministry couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. Kuwait has said it’s facing a second wave of infections and increased fatalities over the last two weeks.Comments Read Next1 day agoKuwait: Vaccination for expats to start with domestic helpers1 day agoJapan starts vaccinating healthcare workers against COVID-192 days agoKuwait to allow expats to enter after...read more...