Covid-19: Oman to begin administering second dose of vaccine from Sunday

Oman Saturday 31/July/2021 13:45 PM
By: Times News Service
Covid-19: Oman to begin administering second dose of vaccine from Sunday

Muscat:  Second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are to be administered to people starting from Sunday, provided they have taken their first jab at least 70 days ago.

Those people eligible for second vaccine doses under the national immunisation programme are requested to book them in advance before going to their concerned vaccination centre, said the Ministry of Health.

This is being done to ensure safe and accessible vaccination for everyone.
Vaccinations continue for people aged 18 and above in Muscat governorate at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The vaccination drive at OCEC runs from 8am to 2pm, for those who have previously registered.

“The smoothness and continuity of the immunisation process needs to begin from the time people enter the immunisation centre and complete their registration procedures, until they reach the vaccination room and are administered the jab,” said Dr Anbareen bint Saeed Al Balushi, the field director of the immunisation centre at OCEC.

“I would like to praise the responsibility of all those within the target group who have adhered to the precautionary measures,” she added.

According to the Ministry of Health, Al Wusta, at 70 per cent, leads the governorates in terms of people vaccinated among target groups. Muscat is at 59 per cent, followed by Musandam and Ad Dhahirah (both 52 per cent), South Batinah (51 per cent), and A’Dakhiliyah (49 per cent).

North Al Batinah is at 46 per cent, while both North and South Sharqiyah are at 42 per cent. 38 per cent of the target population in Al Buraimi have been vaccinated, while in the Dhofar, that number stands at 33 per cent.