Health Care

Kuwait hlt Min.: COVID-19 vaccine campaign begins Thurs.

– The launch of the COVID-19 vaccine will begin Thursday, December 24, with the elderly and first frontline workers receiving the jab, said Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah Wednesday.

During an inspection with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh of Hall-5 at MIshref area’s International Fairs Ground, Sheikh Dr. Basel delivered a statement indicating that the vaccine would arrive on a monthly base in Kuwait for a period of a year.

He affirmed that the ministry was keen on delivering the vaccine to people nationwide.

The minister thanked the medical cadres, technicians, and experts for their around-the-clock efforts in the previous months, saying that it resulted in the logistical success of delivering the vaccine to Kuwait.

Sheikh Dr. Basel said that Kuwait will now begin a new phase of vaccination and hopefully beating the virus, adding that it was important to eradicate the COVID-19 rather than focus bringing the number of infections down.

He affirmed that herd immunity could only be achieved through the vaccination campaign.

On his part, Minister Anas Al-Saleh revealed that His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah will the first to receive the jab followed by those registering in the vaccination campaign online.

Al-Saleh expressed pride in the preparation for the campaign, thanking the Minister of Health and all the members of the ministry for their efforts.

He added that members of the Interior Ministry, Kuwait Fire Force (KFF), and related bodies would do their best to facilitate the campaign’s success

Source: Kuwait News Agency