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COVID-19: Expats in Kuwait begin receiving vaccine

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The Ministry of Well being has began immunizing non-Kuwaitis beginning with the aged and people with persistent diseases.
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Kuwait: On Sunday, the well being ministry started vaccinating non-Kuwaitis beginning with the aged and people with persistent diseases, native media reported.

COVID-19 well being committee member Khaled Al Jarallah mentioned the ministry has stepped up vaccinations and opened new vaccination facilities to vaccinate as many individuals as doable in a bid to realize herd immunity .

On condition that solely individuals over the age of 16 are eligible to obtain the vaccine, in keeping with statistics final week revealed by Well being Minister Dr Basel Al Sabah of the three and a half million individuals over 16 years in Kuwait 137,000 of them obtained the vaccine.

Almost half 1,000,000 individuals have pre-registered for the vaccine, 238,000 of whom are non-Kuwaitis. Nearly all of non-Kuwaitis who’ve been vaccinated are well being employees and frontline employees.

Up to now, round 86.8% of the whole quantity of people that have been vaccinated are Kuwaitis.

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One of many important causes that Kuwait has began vaccinating extra individuals, between 15,000 and 20,000 prior to now few days in keeping with native media, is because of the enhance in COVID-19 instances.

The rise within the variety of vaccines administered additionally comes as Kuwait opens 25 vaccination facilities, together with cell vaccination models that are used for individuals who are bedridden.

A couple of weeks in the past, Dr Basel identified that if vaccines arrive in Kuwait constantly and extra individuals signal as much as be vaccinated, Kuwait can have completed vaccinating nearly all of the inhabitants by September.

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