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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI
Vaccination for 45+ begins tomorrow, prior registration must
12, 863 people registered to book an appointment for immunization as of Friday

The Directorate General of Health Services in Muscat has announced the vaccination for the age group of 45 years and above from June 20 at Oman Convention and Exhibition Center and in Quriyat.


The weekdays' timings for OCEC are 8 am - 2 pm and between 3 and 9 pm. On weekends (Friday and Saturday), the centre will remain open between 9 am and 4 pm).


The timings at Al Sahel Health Centre in Quriyat from Sunday to Thursday is 8 am to 2 pm


The vaccination service by drive-thru at the Oman Automobile Association in Seeb will continue between 4 pm and 9 pm from Sunday to Thursday.


The total number of people who have registered to book an appointment for immunization was 12,863 as of Friday.


Dr. Thamra bint Said al Ghafriah, Director General of Health Services of Muscat Governorate said that the directorate has completed all the required procedures for operating the Center in cooperation with the OCEC, Royal Oman Police, and the Directorate General of Scouts and Guides.


She said out that the target group during this period is the age group of 45 years and above. The vaccination process will be worked out through the self-registration system in order to organize the vaccination process, reduce crowding and commit to precautionary measures.


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Dr. Thamra stated that the vaccination service in the OCEC will cover Wilayates of Mutrrah, Bausher, Al Seeb and Al-Amerat, noting that the vaccination centers in these Wilayates will be closed except Al Sahel Health Centre in Quriyat and the vaccination drive-thru service in Oman Automobile Association that will be run during 4 to 9 pm.


The Director-General of Health Services stressed that the National Campaign for Immunization against Covid-19 has witnessed a significant turnout in Muscat Governorate during the last period


MOH has called on everyone to follow up on updates about the target groups and registration mechanisms.


The second phase of mass vaccination (from June 21) will cover the population group of 45 years and above.


Preparations have been underway at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC), one of the main venues for the mass national vaccination campaign from June.


A team lead by Dr. Mohammed bin Saif al Hosni, Undersecretary, Ministry of Health for Health Affairs, and Maitha bint Saif al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, visited the OCEC to oversee the preparations, including installation of the necessary equipment.


The third package (first half of July) will include immunization of higher education students, workers in the education sector, and academics in the higher education sector.


Badr bin Saif a-Rawahi, Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases Control at the Ministry of Health, said that taking vaccinations will become a condition for entering educational and government institutions in the future.


He added that it will complete immunizing 30 percent of the Sultanate’s population before July at the current pace of vaccine supply.


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