Second phase of coronavirus vaccination to begin Thursday

SourceSaudi Gazette
SectorHealthcare
CountrySaudi Arabia

Okaz/Saudi GazetteJEDDAH — The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that the second phase of the coronavirus vaccination program would start on Thursday, Feb. 18. Assistant Deputy Minister of Health for Preventive Health Dr. Abdullah Asiri said that all the currently approved coronavirus vaccines will have two doses, and it is expected that the vaccine will achieve its results in protecting the body with only one dose.“There will be expansion of priorities in administering the first dose as well as in the expansion of vaccination to various regions of the Kingdom, and increasing the number of daily appointments for administering the vaccine,” he said while taking part in the program of Rotana Khalijia television.According to Dr.

Asiri, the turnout of citizens to register for the vaccination has recorded a leap following the receiving of the vaccine by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman.“The number of citizens who turned out for the registration reached two million, and we target to complete the vaccination of the ...read more...