Belbisi urges public to receive Covid-19 vaccine

[11-08-2022 04:43 PM]

Ammon News - Adviser to the Prime Minister for Health Affairs and Covid-19 file, Dr. Adel Belbisi, called on the public to receive Covid-19 vaccine to increase dose coverage rate to control the pandemic and its damage to the unvaccinated people for all age groups.

He said the Kingdom recorded "satisfactory" rates of administering different doses, urging people to receive the booster dose 6 months after receiving the second or third jabs, especially the elderly and high-risk groups, who suffer from chronic diseases, in a bid to increase immunity against the disease, Petra reported.

He also noted the national anti-Covid-19 immunization campaign is continuing in the Kingdom's various centers, adding that locations are announced daily at Ministry of Health's website.

To date, he announced the number of first dose recipients until Thursday stood at 4815000, the second dose at 455, 2000, and the booster jab at 674,000.

Regarding the 12-17 year-old age group, he noted the number of first dose recipients reached about 239,000, and the second jab hit 204,000.

Meanwhile, the number of first dose recipients among the 5-11 year-old age group reached 310 and the second dose at 230.

On the reasons behind the most recent Covid-19 fatalities, he noted majority of deaths recorded during the past week belong to people over 65yrs and 35% did not receive the vaccine.

Other victims received two doses more than 6 months ago and did not receive the third and fourth booster jabs, he added.

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