Kuwait gets the fourth batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Kuwait gets the fourth batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Kuwait gets the fourth batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Kuwait has received the fourth shipment of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine as part of a deal that will see doses supplied on a weekly basis, the health ministry said on Sunday.

With the arrival of more doses, Kuwait’s vaccination campaign looks poised to reach its target of inoculating the “wider population,” said Dr. Abdullah Al-Bader, the ministry’s Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Assistant Undersecretary.

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As more vaccination sites continue to open nationwide, in addition to some 15 centers launched to date, Kuwait’s inoculation drive against COVID-19 is expected to move into higher gear, added the official.

The vaccination centers will also be equipped with the easy-to-store Oxford/AstraZeneca shot, which has already been given the regulatory go-ahead in Kuwait, he said.

Kuwait has so far registered 177,701 coronavirus infections and 1,003 deaths.