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Al-Rabiah Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
17 December 2020

​​H.E. the Minister of Health, Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah has launched the COVID-19 vaccination campaign at the coronavirus vaccination center in Riyadh today (Thursday) morning. At the outset of the campaign, Al-Rabiah has received a dose of the vaccine along with members of the scientific committees on the vaccine and a group of citizens. ​

On this occasion, he said, “Today is the beginning of a breakthrough to ending the coronavirus pandemic, Allah willing. I would like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for sponsoring the largest vaccination campaign in the Kingdom’s history and his keenness on the health of citizens and residents”. He also extended his thanks, gratitude, and appreciation to HRH Crown Prince for his keenness and close follow-up of this crisis, before any case occurs in the Kingdom, and his keenness to apply the highest precautionary measures to maintain the safety and health of citizens and residents.

He said that he has been following with great concern the numbers of infections during the past nine months, and will start following up the numbers of those receiving vaccination. He added, “Today I took the vaccine at the vaccination center, which features more than 550 clinics”. He pointed out that the vaccination centers are available in all regions. He thanked all scientific committees and the Food and Drug Authority for their efforts to maintain the safety of all and to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. 

Noteworthy, MOH has previously announced the start of registering all citizens and residents for free COVID-19 vaccine via "Sehaty" App, effective from December 15th, 2020, and all preparations are made to launch vaccination. MOH has confirmed the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine and vaccination is free for all citizens and residents as per the directives of the wise leadership.

Last Update : 20 December 2020 02:20 PM
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