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Oman expects large shipment of COVID-19 vaccines

02.06.2021 96 просмотров

Oman will receive 1.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccines this month.

More than 1.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccines will arrive in Oman in June. This was announced on Tuesday by the director of the department for the control of infectious diseases under the Ministry of Health of the Sultanate. This will help the country make progress in conducting mass immunization,” he was quoted by the Oman News Agency (ONA). also 145,000 doses of the drug from the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca.

According to the ONA, officials, military personnel, and people over 45 years of age will be in the priority groups for vaccination with these drugs. In addition, as the representative of the Ministry of Health noted, the vaccine will be available to graduate students, university professors and medical workers in the private sector who have not previously received drugs against COVID-19. “All those who received the first dose of the vaccine at least ten weeks ago will have the opportunity to receive a second vaccination,” Badr bin Saif al-Rawahi informed.

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, with Since the beginning of the pandemic in Oman, 218,271 cases of COVID-19 have been registered, 200,421 people have already recovered, and 2,356 patients have died from the consequences of infection.

The Omani authorities plan to vaccinate 3.2 million people by the end of this year (the population of the sultanate is about 4.9 million people). In 2020, a vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech, as well as a drug by AstraZeneca, received approval for use in the Sultanate. In December, Oman received the first batches of the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, and on April 3, the Ministry of Health informed about the arrival of the first batch of AstraZeneca's vaccine in the country.

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