The Ministry of Health is intensifying its efforts to vaccinate about 70% of the country’s population to achieve community immunity in the shortest period of time, contain the epidemic and stop its spread among segments of society, health officials informed Al-Qabas that the total doses given to the two restaurants in the country exceeded 1922,000 doses until yesterday afternoon, confirming The pace of vaccinations has accelerated in the recent period, with shipments of Pfizer vaccine arriving almost weekly.
These officials emphasized that the vaccination campaigns began to bear fruit through the improvement of the epidemiological situation of the country, and the positive indicators that were finally in the decrease in the number of deaths and injuries in the epidemic, in addition to the remarkable decrease in the number of intensive care admissions from Corona patients.
Regarding the possibility of approving and supplying other vaccines other than Pfizer and Oxford soon, officials confirmed that Moderna is the closest vaccine for approval and registration in the next stage, stressing that the Ministry will not adopt vaccines whose effectiveness and safety have not been proven through the scientific studies published about them, citing what happened in some countries through asylum To the granting of an additional, supportive, third dose of some “unapproved in Kuwait” vaccines, to prevent “Corona”, after at least 6 months of people receiving the second dose.
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While the Ministry of Health is intensifying its efforts to reach the vaccination of about 70 percent of the country’s population within a short period, with the aim of containing the Corona virus and preventing its wider spread among segments of society, thousands of citizens and residents flocked yesterday to the Kuwait Vaccination Center in Mishrif, amid good organization and quick achievement Thanks to the concerted efforts of the medical and nursing staff in cooperation with volunteers.
And health officials considered that the increasing demand by citizens and residents on the vaccination platform for “Covid 19” during the current period, compared to the first three months of this year, reflects the increase in health awareness and the desire to avoid the risks of the virus and its repercussions on the individual and society.
They added to Al-Qabas that the total vaccinations donated approached two million doses until yesterday afternoon, which is a major achievement that reflects the efforts made by health teams to besiege the epidemic.
They mentioned that the Ministry recently donated the Pfizer vaccine in the health centers “Al Siddiq Al Shaab Al Shalahi Al Masayel Al Naseem” in two morning and evening periods, with the aim of relieving pressure on the Kuwait Vaccination Center in the exhibition grounds, until the third batch of the Oxford vaccine is distributed to the vaccination centers soon. .
Regarding the new vaccination centers, they pointed to the imminent opening of the Jaber Bridge Vehicle Vaccination Center, which is likely to be launched next week, so that the capacity of the two restaurants will reach about 5,000 citizens per day, with 10 working hours at the beginning.
Regarding the possibility of adopting and supplying other vaccines other than Pfizer and Oxford soon, officials stated that the Moderna vaccine is the closest to approval and registration during the next stage, noting that the Ministry will not adopt vaccines whose effectiveness and safety have not been proven through the scientific studies published about them.
10 positive steps and indicators
01- Reducing the number of cases of Coronavirus.
02- Decreasing the number of deaths due to the virus.
03- The noticeable decrease in the numbers of intensive care.
04- The epidemiological situation and disease spread curve have improved.
05- The number of people registered on the “Health” vaccination website has doubled.
06- Approaching the achievement of societal immunity.
07- Increasing societal awareness of the dangers of “Corona”.
08- Great commitment to preventive requirements and wearing masks.
09- Low rate of admission of patients to hospital wards.
10- Continuous coordination with international vaccine manufacturers.