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MOH: Over 2M Vaccine Doses Administered Across Kingdom
14 March 2021

MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali, has declared that fluctuations are still observed in the confirmed and critical cases of COVID-19 infections in the Kingdom. He underscored the importance of adhering to the precautionary measures and called on everyone to hurry up and register to receive the jab through “Sehaty” app. He revealed that 2,122,673 people have already received the vaccine at more than 500 vaccination centers across the Kingdom. He stressed that all the vaccines provided in the Kingdom are safe and effective. 

Those who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should not seek vaccination until their quarantine period has ended, Al-Abdulaali said. The vaccines are safe and effective for patients with sickle cell anemia, and those with hereditary blood diseases. He confirmed that a history of severe allergy does not preclude vaccination unless that allergy is to the vaccine itself.

He explained that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective and has been tested before approval, and refuted the rumor that it has been suspended for 48 hours before re-administered. Also, precautionary measures were taken in some European countries but not suspension, he added. 

According to Al-Abdulaali, 348 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total number to 382,407 confirmed cases, including 3,137 active cases, receiving the necessary medical care. Of these, there are 555 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.

During the press briefing he held today (Sunday), the spokesman mentioned that 247 cases have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 372,703 cases. Besides, 4 new deaths were reported, bringing the total COVID-19 deaths to 6,567.

He pointed out that the health services are still provided through all centers and facilities of MOH. «Taakkad» centers have conducted 7,912,544 Molecular Diagnostic Tests «Swab Tests», and «Tetamman» clinics have provided their services to 2,097,533 outpatients. They have also provided health and medical consultations to 29,418,997 beneficiaries through the (937) center. Furthermore, the total number of lab tests in the Kingdom has reached 14, 314,737.

At the end of the conference, the spokesman announced that the briefing will resume the previous schedule and be held every Sunday, Allah willing.  

Last Update : 15 March 2021 05:20 PM
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