History Of Covid 19 Vaccine In Saudi
Saudi Arabia In December 2020 the Ministry of Health announced the start of registration for the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine for all citizens and residents.
In announcement issued by the Ministry emphasized the safety of the vaccine, as well as that it passed the testing stages approved by the Food and Drug Authority.
It also stressed that it is available free of charge to citizens and residents but it also pointed out that the vaccination process went through 3 stages.
The first recorded vaccine In Saudi
In the same month of December 2020 the Food and Drug Authority announced its approval to register the Pfizer-Biontech Covid 19 vaccine after the producing company submitted a request to approve its registration.
The registration of the vaccine came based on the data submitted by Pfizer in November 2020 to be the first vaccine approved by the Kingdom of saudi arabia.
After evaluating the data on the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine as well as verifying the quality of the vaccine by reviewing scientific data that shows the quality of manufacturing and product stability.
Phases of vaccine In Saudi
The first phase of Vaccine in saudi arab targeted citizens and residents of dangerous groups who are over 65 years of age occupations most susceptible to infection people who are obese and their body mass exceeds 40.
Specially those who have an immune deficiency such as organ transplants or taking immunosuppressive drugs or They suffer from a chronic disease.
The first phase of Vaccine in saudi
At a time when the Kingdom recorded more than 360 thousand cases of infection with the emerging corona from which more than 351,000. Ministry of Health announced the launch of the first stage of the vaccine specifically on December 17 2020.
The Minister of Health Tawfiq Al-Rabiah received the first dose of the Corona virus vaccine thus being the first Saudi citizen to receive this vaccine while the stage began with a vaccine center that was equipped in the capital Riyadh after the Kingdom received two shipments of (Covid-19) vaccines
Second Phase Of Vaccine In Saudi
The target group in the second stage are citizens and residents who are over 50 years old and the rest of the health practitioners and those who have a chronic disease or they are obese and their body mass is between 30-40.
The third phase Of Vaccine In Saudi
In the third phase of Vaccine in saudi government targeted all citizens and residents who wish to receive the vaccine.
Supply Of Vaccine To Saudi Arabia
At the end of December 2020 the seriousness with which the Kingdom dealt with the Corona pandemic was evident to everyone as it had become – as promised by the spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Muhammad Al-Abd Al-Aali – one of the first countries to obtain vaccines against Corona.
At the same time it revealed its readiness to approve other vaccines in the Kingdom while Pfizer announced that it would supply the Kingdom by the end of February 2021 one million doses of the vaccine, and it would be 3 million doses by the end of May.
Registration For Vaccine In Saudi
At this time and with the availability of one vaccine, the number of people registered to receive the vaccine exceeded the 700,000 people and Saudi officials received the vaccine in a move to encourage citizens and residents to receive the vaccine.
King Salman And Crown Prince
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Prince of the Eastern Province Prince Saud bin Nayef, and Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman.
Saudi Minister of Health, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, confirmed that in the hour following the publication of the news that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had received the first dose of the Corona vaccine, the registration rate to receive the vaccine increased five times over the previous hours
In February 2021, the Food and Drug Authority granted approval for the use of the AstraZeneca anti-coronavirus vaccine after reviewing the data and according to a rigorous scientific methodology in addition to that it will analyze samples from each incoming shipment of the vaccine before using it.
One Dose Vaccine Sufficiency Saudi
At the same time, the National Committee for Infectious Diseases decided to suffice one dose for those who were previously infected with the Covid
3 Million Vaccine Doses In Saudi Arabia
In March 2021, the Ministry of Health announced that the number of doses given reached 3 million doses, since the first batches of the vaccine arrived in the Kingdom, at a time when infections in the world exceeded 121 million cases.
Voluntary Vaccination zof Prisoners
As of last April 22, about 68% of detainees had been given Covid-19 vaccines, in the five prisons run by the Presidency of State Security of saudi arabia.
With the announcement that vaccination is not compulsory but at the same time awareness and guidance were raised Inmates they also follow health developments through news channels.
Second Dose Of Vaccine In Saudi Arabia
In this June2021 the Ministry of Health called on those who are 50 years old and over on the Hijri date and have completed 42 days from the time of receiving the first dose to take the second dose
After its recently confirmed that the second dose of the new Corona vaccine is available to the elderly category of 60 years and over through all centers Vaccine in different regions of the Kingdom.
The Minister of Health, Tawfiq Al-Rabiah confirmed earlier that the Kingdom’s leadership is keen to provide highly effective vaccines to confront the emerging corona virus while the Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for Preventive Health Abdullah Asiri said that the delay in the second dose of the Corona vaccine stimulates better immunity in some vaccines.
Taking TwoDifferent Types of Vaccine
The Ministry of Health also announced this June 2021 that the National Committee for Infectious Diseases had approved the possibility of taking the first and second doses of two different vaccines in vaccination.
According to international scientific studies that showed the possibility of giving two doses of two different corona vaccines safely and effectively in addressing the virus, with Check the effectiveness for which the second dose is intended.