Saudi Arabia: Over 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses served so far, MOH

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

28th Mar, 2021. 09:29 pm
Saudi Arabia COVID Vaccine doses

Saudi Arabia has so far administered over 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, the country’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday.

According to the health ministry, 4,053,069 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been served in the country as of March 28.

“There are over 587 vaccination centres in Saudi Arabia, and that more vaccination centres across the country will soon be open,” the spokesman said.

Those who are willing to receive the vaccine properly should register through the “Sehhaty” application, he added.

However, the application is available free of cost and the residents can register through the application in order to get the vaccine dose.

Moreover, Saudi Arabia has Sunday reported 531 new coronavirus cases amidst the ongoing Coronavirus wave across the kingdom.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s health ministry has said that only those who have been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed to perform the Hajj this year.

According to the report, a circular signed by the Saudi Minister of Health Tawfiq Al Rabiah stated that those who perform the Hajj are required to be vaccinated for obtaining a permit.

The Saudi Ministry of Health also said that those who want to perform Hajj from within the kingdom should complete the course of coronavirus vaccination before Dhu al-Hijjah.

The Saudi Ministry of Health said that pilgrims coming from abroad would be required to provide certified proof of having been vaccinated approved by the World Health Organization.

The Saudi Ministry of Health also said that those working during the Hajj season would be required to have received a dose of the vaccine approved in the kingdom.

The Saudi Ministry of Health added that according to the rules set for the Hajj this year, the PCR test will have to be done a maximum of 72 hours before the arrival in the kingdom, while the pilgrims arriving in the kingdom will be quarantined for 72 hours.

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