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MOH: COVID-19 Vaccines Safe and Effective
30 May 2021

MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammed Al-Abdulaali, said that the Ministry continues to monitor the curve of COVID-19 cases, with hopes to see a positive trend that results from the demand on the vaccine, and proper application of the precautionary measures. Moreover, there is a connection between the fluctuation of the global level of infection and the increase in vaccinations. Dr. Al-Abdulaali stressed that the pandemic continues, calling on everyone to commit to the targeted community immunity. As for those who spread rumors about the vaccine, they cause great harm to others, and may hinder reaching community immunity.  

Furthermore, the vaccine provides immunity against the virus, with up to 100% protection from death due to the immunity boost. All vaccines are deemed safe compared to a virus that causes severe symptoms that could lead to death. 

Regarding the COVID-19 vaccine in the Kingdom, the total number of doses given at various vaccine centers in the Kingdom is estimated to be nearly 14,000,000. More than 590 centers have provided the vaccine. 

Noteworthy, there are many false information about vaccines, becoming very popular among people. Dr. Al-Abdulaali warned against spreading wrong information, stressing that a COVID-19 infection is extremely dangerous. On the other hand, vaccines reduce the severity of the infection, and protect against other dangerous disease. Moreover, the immunity people acquire after getting an infection needs to be reactivated 6 months after recovery.

The MOH spokesman mentioned that it is unnecessary to get tested to prove recovery from COVID-19. Waiting for 10 days after an infection is over can be enough. 

Moreover, 907 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total cases to 449,191. These include 9,706 active cases, still receiving medical care. Their health conditions are mostly stable, with the exception of 1,408 critical cases.

The MOH spokesman made this statement in the COVID-19 briefing held on Sunday. Dr. Al-Abdulaali also mentioned that 1,201 COVID-19 recoveries were reported, bringing the total number of recoveries to 432,138 to date. And 13 new mortalities were reported, bringing the total mortalities to 7,347. Additionally, 76,003 lab tests were carried out in the past 24 hours. 

Last Update : 01 June 2021 05:22 AM
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