People continue to show up in droves to vaccination sites across Kuwait, all of them with online appointments.
Kuwait , Kuwait
15 March 2021, 12:00 AM
31 March 2021, 12:00 AM
The Ministry of Health has announced that as of Monday 322,000 residents and citizens have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
A few days ago, Kuwait’s Undersecretary of General Health at the Ministry of Health, Dr Buthayna Al Mudhaf, said that they have vaccinated everyone above 65 - both citizens and residents - willing to take the jab.
In an effort to vaccinate as many people as possible, the Ministry of Health announced it will continue inoculating people even during the curfew hours which began on Sunday and will be enforced everyday from 5.00pm to 5.00am for a month.
So far, Kuwait has received seven shipments of the Pfizer vaccine and one of the Oxford vaccine. The quantity of the most recent shipment was not disclosed. A total of 550,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Kuwait in the past two months, with 150,000 in the first shipment and 100,000 in every other shipment following.
As for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, Kuwait has received one shipment which contained around 200,000 doses.
In a statement, the Ministry of Health announced that private clinics and health centers will be able to start administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
Those looking to administer the vaccine will need to purchase it from a local agent or company and will need to obtain permission from the Ministry of Health.