Saudi MoH: People who have recovered from coronavirus can take two vaccine doses

The ministry said that this step comes in continuation of its efforts to prevent infection and protect society from the virus

  
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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JEDDAH The Ministry of Health announced on Thursday that those who have recovered from COVID-19 can receive two doses of a vaccine.

The ministry explained that the first dose of the vaccine can be taken 10 days after infection, according to medical studies that demonstrated the safety of this procedure, noting that obtaining two doses increases protection against severe infection of the coronavirus variants.

The ministry said that this step comes in continuation of its efforts to prevent infection and protect society from the virus.

The ministry pointed out that the national campaign for vaccination is going on according to the plan.

It also called on everyone to take the initiative to get the vaccine by registering on the “Sehaty App,” stressing that the vaccines approved in the Kingdom are effective and safe.

 

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