Cairo: Kuwait plans to launch a significant consciousness marketing campaign in a number of languages to encourage registration of individuals vaccinated towards COVID-19, native media reported, citing well being sources.
In an try to make vaccines broadly out there, the well being ministry additionally plans to increase vaccine distribution to eligible classes of individuals, together with administering the vaccine within the office, the sources mentioned.
To this finish, the vaccination facilities will function at appropriate instances in the course of the subsequent Muslim month of Ramadan by offering the injections throughout fasting hours and after the iftar meal (sundown). Particulars of those instances can be made public within the coming days, the sources added.
With well being authorities concentrating on bigger teams of individuals, extra vaccination facilities will quickly be opened, as there may be rising proof that the vaccines supplied in Kuwait are efficient and secure. AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are administered in Kuwait with no reported critical unfavourable unwanted side effects.
Kuwait is because of take supply of its ninth batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Sunday, in keeping with well being authorities.
“The Division of Well being continues to import the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on a weekly foundation to assist pace up vaccinations within the nation,” a supply mentioned.
On the finish of December, Kuwait launched mass vaccinations towards COVID-19.
Earlier this month, Kuwaiti Minister of Well being Dr Basel Al Sabah mentioned 2 million persons are anticipated to be vaccinated by September.