- Saudi King will get first dose of coronavirus vaccine
- Saudi Press Company shares photos and movies of King Salman getting vaccinated
- Saudi Arabia has reported a complete of 363,582 infections
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman acquired the primary dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Neom, Saudi Press Company reported Friday.
“Today, the king received the vaccine in order to prevent him from receiving the virus, and this initiative affirms the Kingdom’s policy is always prevention before treatment,” Well being Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah was quoted as saying by Arab Information.
In December final yr, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman acquired the primary COVID-19 vaccine administered within the Kingdom, as a part of the nationwide coronavirus vaccination plan being applied by the nation’s well being ministry.
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The nation’s deputy premier, minister of protection and Minister of Tradition Prince Badr Bin Farhan additionally acquired the vaccine shot.
Saudi Arabia has reported a complete of 363,582 infections and 6,282 fatalities linked to the coronavirus up to now.
The virus outbreak has claimed greater than 1.9 million lives in 191 nations and areas since final December.