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Good turnout for vaccination drive

The National Immunisation Campaign began in the Sultanate with a good turnout of people at five centres in Muscat Governorate and other locations in different parts of the Sultanate.

People who got the first dose of the vaccine turned up in good numbers to take the second dose.

The first dose for the target group will begin from next week at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, according to the Ministry of Health representatives.

“We have started receiving people from 8 am till 1 pm for second dose vaccination of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine. It will continue for the next one week, followed by first dose from next week. Those contacted by the ministry can come and get the vaccine’’, the ministry officials in charge at the Jabr bin Said School in Wattayah, told the Observer. The school has been converted into a vaccination centre.

In each governorate, every wilayat has a vaccination centre depending upon the number of people within the target groups. People above 65, those suffering from chronic diseases, healthcare workers, other frontline workers, General Education Diploma students and supervisory bodies for the GED examinations and those working for the Royal Oman Police (ROP) are in the current target group.

People aged 45 and above will be vaccinated from next week, the source further added. Health workers in private health institutions who have not yet received the vaccine, service providers and military and security personnel will also be vaccinated during these days.


Members of the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling developments resulting from the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday visited the immunisation centre at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex (SQSC) to have a close look at the process of vaccination of target segments as part of the ongoing National Immunisation Campaign.

The members of the committee listened to a briefing about the procedures for vaccination. They were updated on the mechanisms of coordination and reception of entitled groups, as well as precautionary measures are undertaken. They commended the turnout of citizens and residents who came forward to take the vaccine.

Dr Abdullah bin Nasser al Harrasi, Minister of Information and member of the Supreme Covid-19 Committee, said that the visit aims to follow up the implementation of the anti-Covid-19 Immunisation Plan.

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