Saudi Arabia opens COVID-19 vaccination drive thru


Published: 2021-03-05 13:04

Last Updated: 2021-04-12 17:00

Saudi Arabia opens COVID-19 vaccination drive thru
Saudi Arabia opens COVID-19 vaccination drive thru

Friday, Saudi Arabia launched a drive-thru coronavirus vaccination station in Riyadh and several other cities across the Kingdom.

This move comes following decisions taken by Saudi Arabia's Minister of Health Tawfik Al-Rabiah to expand the national vaccination campaign and facilitate access to vaccine sites, while encouraging people to get vaccinated.

Notably, Rabiah announced that the Kingdom will soon provide coronavirus vaccines in pharmacies in all areas free of charge.

Saudi Arabia has inoculated more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines throughout 405 vaccination sites and centers across the Kingdom, according to the Ministry of Health.

In the Kingdom, over 100 vaccine centers were opened since the beginning of the vaccination campaign on Dec. 17.

COVID-19 doses are administered according to priority and age group, and as per the approved electronic systems.

Notably, all non-Saudi citizens and expatriates who have valid residency permits are illegible to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the Kingdom and can register to receive the dose on the “Sehaty” application.

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