Kuwait: Prior to now few days, younger individuals have flocked to vaccination facilities to get vaccinated towards COVID-19, native media reported.
Dr Mariam Karimi, an inside drugs physician at Mubarak Al Kabeer Hospital, mentioned most of the COVID-19 circumstances reported in Kuwait had been amongst younger individuals. She went on to say that the way in which to cut back the seemingly danger of getting contaminated is to get the vaccine.
Two months in the past, Ministry of Well being spokesman Dr Abdullah Al Sanad revealed that 67.12% of circumstances in January had been amongst younger individuals aged 16 to 44.
Though the Division of Well being has not reported the precise quantity of people that have been vaccinated (receiving the primary or each doses), native media report that round 800,000 residents and residents have been vaccinated.
Kuwait has been engaged on vaccinating as many individuals as attainable over the previous few weeks, because it goals to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of individuals by the top of Ramadan (in about three weeks).
No damaging outcomes
The accelerated vaccination course of comes as Kuwait obtained the second batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine final week. It’s estimated that the cargo contained roughly 129,000 doses.
As a number of international locations cease utilizing the Oxford vaccine, the Division of Well being reiterated that there had been no circumstances of blood clotting or extreme damaging signs. They added that they had been carefully following developments at Oxford and world suggestions and research.