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MOH Calls for Speeding up Vaccination Process to Ensure Protection from COVID-19
26 September 2021

MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali, said that the pandemic indicators in the Kingdom and the world continue to decline, which indicates that the efforts against the pandemic are paying off. Al-Baha region has the highest number of individuals who received the two doses of the vaccine in the Kingdom’s regions, with 66.9% of its population being vaccinated, 66.1% in Riyadh, 65.5% in the Eastern Province, 58.4% in Makkah, 56.1% in Asir, 55.5% in Al-Qassim, 53.7% in Jazan, 53.7%, in Tabuk, 50.9% in Hail, 50.7% in Medina, 50.4% in the Northern Borders Province, 48.9% in Najran, and 48.9% in Al-Jawf. 

He called on everyone to complete their vaccination to ensure they are safe and protected from the pandemic. Moreover, the upcoming phases will be crucial. 

On the other hand, indicators have proven that the Kingdom has always been one of the countries that are one step ahead of the rest of the world, and has been a role model throughout the pandemic. MOH has recently started giving a booster shot (the third dose) to certain categories of people, in accordance with the latest scientific updates. These categories include patients with renal failure or transplanted organs. There is a plan to include seniors over the age of 60 who have been given the second dose 8 months ago. More details will be announced soon. 

Nearly 41 million doses were given to people in KSA through 587 centers. More than 18.3 million people have received the two doses of the vaccine. 

Al-Abdulaali revealed that 44 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Kingdom, bringing the total cases to 546,926. These include 2,277 active cases, still receiving medical care.  Their health status is mostly stable, with the exception of 244 critical cases.

The MOH spokesman made this statement in the COVID-19 briefing held on Sunday, with the participation of the spokesman of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, Mr. Sa’d Al Hammad. Al-Abdulaali mentioned that 58 COVID-19 recoveries were reported, bringing the total number of recoveries 535,950 to date. 5 new mortalities were reported, bringing the total number of mortalities to 8,699.

For his part, Mr. Al Hammad said that the Ministry is monitoring the application of the precautionary and preventive measures in all establishments.
This has resulted in conducting 87,500 rounds, recording 1,948 violations of the precautionary measures, and receiving 3,784 reports regarding other violations. He added that it is essential to continue applying the precautionary measures, obtain information from official sources, and report any violations observed.

Last Update : 28 September 2021 02:29 AM
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