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COVID-19: Kuwait receives second batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Kuwait: Kuwait obtained the second cargo of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on Saturday and is anticipated to comprise round 150,000 doses, native media reported.

From this week, the vaccines might be distributed to varied well being clinics in Kuwait, because the Oxford vaccine could be saved in common fridges.

Dr Abdullah Al Sanad, the spokesperson for the Division of Well being, clarified in a video on Saturday that, “whereas the second dose of the Oxford vaccine could be taken anyplace between 4 and 12 weeks, to succeed in the proportion most headcount it is strongly recommended to take it the twelfth week and that’s what we’re going to do in Kuwait. “

For the reason that first cargo arrived about 9 weeks in the past, on February 1, the present batch will both be given as a second dose in a number of weeks or used to vaccinate those that haven’t but obtained the primary vaccine.

In current weeks, Kuwait has stepped up its COVID-19 vaccination marketing campaign because it goals to vaccinate two million individuals by September.

Thus far, greater than one million individuals have signed as much as obtain the vaccine, half of whom have no less than obtained the primary vaccine. Based on Al Sanad, final week 604,861 doses of the Oxford and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have been administered in Kuwait.

To step up its vaccination efforts, Kuwait introduced final week that it will open a drive-thru vaccination heart.

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