Covid-19: Kuwait commences vaccination campaign; Prime Minister to receive first shot
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Covid-19: Kuwait commences vaccination campaign; Prime Minister to receive first shot

Covid-19: Kuwait commences vaccination campaign; Prime Minister to receive first shot

The vaccine would arrive on a monthly basis in Kuwait for a period of a year

Kuwait will begin its Covid-19 vaccination campaign today, December 24, with the elderly and first frontline workers receiving the shot, the country’s health minister Sheikh Dr.Basel Al-Sabah confirmed on Wednesday.

The minister said that the vaccine would arrive on a monthly basis in Kuwait for a period of a year, Kuwait News Agency reported.

Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh confirmed that Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah will be the first to receive the vaccine shot, followed by those registering online in the vaccination campaign.

The members of the Interior Ministry, Kuwait Fire Force (KFF) and related authorities would help facilitate the campaign’s success, Al-Saleh said.

Kuwait earlier approved the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in the country and opened its vaccination registration portal.

Read: Kuwait approves emergency use of Pfizer vaccine

The Gulf nation was expected to receive the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines this week, which was to include around 150,000 doses.

Read more: Kuwait set to receive first batch of Covid-19 vaccines this week

As of December 23, Kuwait registered a total of 148,773 Covid-19 infections and 924 fatalities.

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