COVID-19: National campaign for vaccination begins across governorates

Oman Monday 28/December/2020 17:00 PM
By: Times News Service
COVID-19: National campaign for vaccination begins across governorates

Muscat: People in several governorates of Oman have received the COVID-19 vaccine, as part of the country’s national immunisation campaign.

Doses of the vaccine have been distributed to several parts of Oman, including Al Buraimi, Al Dakhiliyah, North and South Sharqiyah, Al Wusta, and Dhofar.

Vaccines were primarily administered to frontline healthcare workers treating COVID patients, as well as those vulnerable to the coronavirus, including the elderly, those with immune deficiencies, and chronic ailments.

Several public health centres in these areas have been tasked with vaccinating people in their surrounding areas. Four centres have been earmarked in Dhahirah: Ibri Hospital, Ibri Health Complex, Dhank Health Centre, and Yanqul Health Centre.

“In the Dhofar, the first vaccine was issued at Sultan Qaboos Hospital, under the presence of Dr Ahmed bin Mohsen Al Ghassani, the chairman of Dhofar Municipality, Dr Khaled bin Muhammad Al Mashikhi, Director General of Health Services in Dhofar, and Dr Hassan Al Kathiri, Director of Sultan Qaboos Hospital,” said a statement from the Ministry of Health.

Four health centres have been identified in Al Wusta as well: Haima Hospital, Duqm Hospital, Al Jazir Hospital, and Mahout Health Centre. Similarly, in North Sharqiyah, seven hospitals, one each in Ibra, Sinaw, Samad Ash Shan, Bidiyah, Wadi Dima, Al Yayyin and Wadi Bani Khalid, will distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to people.

In South Sharqiyah, those called up for vaccination need to go to hospitals in Sur, Jalan Bani Bu Ali, Jalan Bani Bu Hassan, and Masirah. The health centre in Kamil, the diabetes clinic in Sur, and the dialysis centre in Balan can also be visited for vaccination.

Vaccines in Al Dakhiliyah are being distributed from health centres and hospitals in Nizwa, Bahla, Samail, Izki, Adam, Jabal Akhdar and Al Hamra, while in Buraimi, it has been made available in the health centres in Buraimi and Mahda.