Oman receives second batch of Covid-19 vaccines

Oman receives second batch of Covid-19 vaccines

Muscat: The second batch of Covid-19 vaccine arrived in the Sultanate on Saturday. The second batch amounts to a total of 11,700 doses.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement: "This batch of vaccines will be used to supplement coverage of the same target groups in the first phase, which includes groups including: dialysis patients, those with chronic lung diseases (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma with moderate to severe severity of disease, interstitial lung disease) and diabetes patients aged 65 years and older."

"It also includes categories of health workers, including: intensive care unit workers, staff working in Covid-19 wards, health workers suffering from the following: obesity (BMI ≤40), diabetes, dialysis, and those suffering from chronic lung diseases as mentioned above."

"The Ministry of Health appreciates the outstanding response of individuals during the first phase of the National Campaign for Immunization against Covid-19. In addition, it emphasises the need to continue taking the vaccine during the next phases."

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