Visit visa holders in Saudi can now receive vaccine shots against coronavirus

The ministry notified that information with regard to vaccination centers for visitors can be had from its Communication Center by calling the toll free number 937

  
A Saudi woman waits to get a dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 17, 2020.

A Saudi woman waits to get a dose of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 17, 2020.

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RIYADH Saudi Arabia has decided to administer vaccination against coronavirus for holders of visit visas.

Okaz/Saudi Gazette has learned from the Ministry of Health sources that the ministry has facilitated the registration and giving appointment for visit visa holders to receive coronavirus vaccine shots at designated vaccination centers in various regions of the Kingdom.

The ministry notified that information with regard to vaccination centers for visitors can be had from its Communication Center by calling the toll free number 937.

Earlier, the ministry restricted vaccination only for Saudi citizens and expatriates and their families in the Kingdom and this is after completing the registration procedures and booking appointments via Sehhaty application. Now, visit visa holders are also included in this category.

It is noteworthy that the Kingdom has so far administered a total of around 44.5 million vaccine jabs and these included 23.9 million first doses and 20.6 million second doses.

The Kingdom is soon going to achieve the herd immunity against coronavirus by intensifying the vaccination campaign to ensure receiving two doses of the approved vaccines by all the remaining members of the society.

The Ministry of Interior has eased the precautionary measures and preventive protocols for those who received two doses of the vaccine to move outdoor without either wearing masks or maintaining social distancing effective from Sunday.

The ministry also allowed full capacity at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah as well as at wedding halls and restaurants for the fully vaccinated people.

 

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