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Fourth Covid jab available for people over 50 in Saudi Arabia

Individuals wishing to take the booster may do so after completing 8 months since taking the first booster dose. (File/SPA)
Individuals wishing to take the booster may do so after completing 8 months since taking the first booster dose. (File/SPA)
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27 Apr 2022 12:04:43 GMT9
27 Apr 2022 12:04:43 GMT9

Arab News

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Health announced that the fourth shot of the COVID-19 vaccine is now available throughout the Kingdom for people over 50 years old, the Saudi Press Agency said on Tuesday.

Individuals wishing to take the jab may do so after completing 8 months since taking the first booster dose, the ministry added.

It also said that appointments can be booked through the smart phone app Sehhaty.

Saudi Arabia recorded on Tuesday three new COVID-19 deaths, with 106 people testing positive and 187 recoveries.

Saudi health authorities have registered 753,632 COVID-19 infections and 9,082 deaths since the pandemic broke out in the country in March 2020.

More than 741,058 of these patients have recovered, thanks to the government’s free vaccination program, which has administered more than 64 million doses at 587 centers across the Kingdom.

The ministry announced that 3,492 COVID-19 cases were still active, adding that 10,884 PCR tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests to almost 42 million.

Testing hubs and treatment centers set up throughout the country have helped millions of people since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Taakad centers provide COVID-19 testing for those who show no or mild symptoms, or believe they have come into contact with an infected individual, while Tetamman clinics offer treatment and advice to those who experience fever, loss of taste and smell, and breathing difficulties.

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