Sunday, 20 December , 2020     |     823      |      +      |     

COVID-19: 44,000 people in Kuwait register to take vaccine

COVID-19: 44,000 people in Kuwait register to take vaccine : Google
  • Kuwait News

The head of the COVID-19 vaccine committee at Jaber Hospital, Dr. Mundhi Al Hasawi, revealed that more than 44,000 people have registered to take the COVID-19 vaccine since the government launched the website nine days ago.

“Early registration does not necessarily lead to early vaccination or priority; it only provides the Ministry of Health with the data that could help identify the prioritised segments of the public and the required quantity and distribution of the vaccine,” Abdullah Al Sanad, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health said in a statement to KUNA.


Vaccine in Kuwait

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health approved the emergency use of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

The Pfizer vaccine is expected to arrive in Kuwait by the end of December.

A member of the COVID-19 vaccination committee, Dr Khaled Al Saeed, told Al Jarida that around 10,000 people will be vaccinated per day, giving a priority to frontline workers, the elderly and those who suffer from chronic illnesses.

Al Hasawi pointed out that the vaccine is optional, not everybody is required to take it.

Kuwait Today Business Subscription

Keywords:
Category: #Kuwait News | 2020/12/20 latest update at 9:00 PM
Source : Gulf News | Photocredit : Google
824
Comments Add comment

Latest Comments


  
  LinkedIn Gulf Media

Sponsored Publications


Related Articles

The editorial staff of Kuwait Media would like to give all of its readers from Gulf and Kuwait and the whole world the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the website! If you have something interesting, fun, scandalous - just something worth to be seen from more people. Capture it and share it in the Kuwait Today with a short text.

Do you have information you want to reach our readers?

Send article/s

You can subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter and Google pages or use our RSS feed channel to always read the most important news about Kuwait, the Gulf and the world.


Latest searches in Kuwait Today