Saudi Arabia Is Going To Start Providing Second Doses Of Coronavirus Vaccines


The Saudi Ministry of Health has announced that it will begin providing second doses of coronavirus vaccines.

The second dose may be from a different brand than the first dose, which could possibly provide better protection

Saudi Arabia’s Public Health Authority has authorized the mix-and-match approach for either the first or second dose of the vaccine after reviewing the findings of several medical studies that tested the safety and efficacy of administering doses from different brands.

The ministry added that it has inoculated more than 70 percent of the Kingdom’s adult population and more than 16.9 million doses of the vaccine have been administered across the Kingdom through 587 centers so far.

It also said that it will start giving the second dose of vaccines to individuals aged 50 years and above starting from Thursday. The first dose will continue to be provided to those who have yet not received it.

Other age groups will be eligible to receive the second dose of the vaccine according to availability

The Kingdom recorded 1,253 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 478,135.

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