Published: 2021-02-18 14:36
Last Updated: 2021-02-28 08:49
Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s National Scientific Committee for Infectious Diseases announced that one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should be sufficient for those who have been previously infected with the virus, according to the Kingdom's Ministry of Health.
The ministry noted that the dose for recovered coronavirus patients would be administered six months after their recovery, noting that the vaccine would be considered an immunity booster.
Earlier Thursday, the ministry launched the second phase of their national vaccination campaign across all regions of the Kingdom, adding that those wishing to take the vaccine can book an appointment through the 'Sehhaty' app.
The Kingdom also approved the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for use, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The Minister of Health Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said on Twitter: “We have started giving the vaccine in all regions of the Kingdom. I invite everyone to register in the Sehhaty app to get the vaccine,” adding that "at this stage, priority will be given to those who register first according to the approved vaccine administration categories.”