Kuwait’s COVID-19 vaccination drive will be almost complete by September, with the 850,000 citizens completed in the next three months if vaccines are available.
Kuwait health minister Bassel Al-Sabah made the statement based on the country’s plan to vaccinate 300,000 people each month, state news agency KUNA reported.
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Kuwait is expanding its vaccination capacity with the opening of two new COVID-19 centers in Al-Naseem and Al-Masayel.
The addition of these facilities increases the Gulf nation’s vaccination capacity to 20,000 a day, but then again if the vaccines are available, Al-Sabah said, considering the global supply situation.
Kuwait is deploying two vaccines: the first one, developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, will be supplied weekly starting next while the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab, which will be supplied in larger quantities, will be delivered on a staggered basis.
Kuwait reported on Sunday 962 new coronavirus cases overnight, increasing the country’s caseload to 170,998. The death toll rose to 966 after two COVID-19 fatalities were also recorded.
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