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MOH: Vaccinated Individuals in Contact with COVID-19 Patients and Have No Symptoms Do Not Require Testing, Quarantine
24 January 2022

MOH spokesman, Dr. Muhammed Al-Abdulaali, said that a large number of COVID-19 cases is recorded every day worldwide, amid a global race to provide vaccines.  The MOH spokesman made this statement in the COVID-19 briefing held on Sunday. He said that the epidemic curve in the Kingdom is fluctuating; however, a decline in the number of cases is expected to be seen, and this requires great adherence to the precautionary measures. ​

“We are seeing the advantages of the vaccines now and the way they help with critical cases. People who have been hesitant to take them should hurry up,” he said. 

Al-Abdulaali explained that if someone comes in contact with a COVID-19 patient, they should only get tested if they have symptoms. They can get tested either at home or Taakkad clinics. On the other hand, quarantine is required only for unvaccinated individuals who have been in direct contact with COVID-19 patients. The test should be done on the fourth or fifth day after symptoms appear. Moreover, Tetamman clinics offer their services to individuals who feel unwell and have COVID-19 symptoms. 

He added that individuals who have received the two doses of the vaccine and got infected can get a booster shot straight after their recovery. The booster shot can be taken if 3 months have passed since the date of the second dose. 

He stressed that over 55 million doses have been given to people in the Kingdom, and over 25.5 million people were vaccinated. Al-Abdulaali noted that the vaccines have played a clear role in terms of reducing the number of critical cases.  

Last Update : 26 January 2022 08:42 AM
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