Oman to get first batch of COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow, vaccination to start on Sunday

Muscat: 15,600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will arrive in the Sultanate tomorrow Thursday, vaccination will start on Sunday in the Sultanate, according to what was announced by the Minister of Health. While second consignment of 28,000 doses are expected to arrive by January 2021.

The Ministry of Health said, ”In the first stage, has set control for target groups and they are among the frontline workers, chronic disease and the elderly.

The Minister of Health stated that there are no indications that the new strain of Covid 19 is more dangerous than the mother virus, indicating that the currently available vaccines will have the same response as the mother virus.

Dr. Ahmed bin Muhammad Al-Saeedi indicated that the decline in infection cases in the Sultanate is due to the social awareness among citizens and residents and their commitment to the precautionary measures .. explaining that there are no indications or a need to close any part of the Sultanate and that epidemiological surveillance is also in place and if ever the Supreme Committee decides that there will be a future closure in the Sultanate, which will be in limited areas.

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