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COVID-19: Fifth batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arriving in Kuwait in the present day

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The fifth supply of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is because of arrive in Kuwait on Sunday.
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Kuwait: The fifth cargo of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is because of arrive in Kuwait on Sunday, native media reported.

Kuwait has up to now acquired round 550,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 150,000 within the first cargo and 100,000 in each subsequent cargo, a supply informed Al Jarida.

The Pfizer vaccine is a precedence for folks over the age of 65 and between the ages of 16 and 17, as solely folks over the age of 18 can obtain the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Kuwait acquired a cargo of the Oxford vaccine, which contained roughly 200,000 doses. A second cargo is anticipated to reach throughout the first week of March with round 400,000 doses.

Vaccination course of

Final week, Well being Minister Dr Basel Al Sabah revealed that of the 454,000 individuals who signed up for the vaccine, 238,000 are non-Kuwaitis.

Of the 215,000 Kuwaitis who’ve registered up to now, 119,000 of them have acquired the vaccine, stated Dr Basel.

Kuwait has stepped up testing in latest days, with the entire variety of folks vaccinated reaching 137,000, in response to Dr Basel.

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