DUBAI: Kuwait today started of a massive COVID-19 vaccination plan for citizens and residents, with centers ready to receive thousands daily.
Kuwait, who will receive doses from overseas on a monthly basis for a period of one year, joins other countries in the region who have started widespread inoculation drives, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Kuwaiti Director of Public Health Department Dr. Fahad Al-Qimlas said those who want to get the jab have to register their requests, the Kuwait News Agency reported.
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The elderly and frontline workers will be the first to receive the vaccine, Health Minister Dr. Basel Al-Sabah said, while assuring the ministry was keen to get everyone vaccinated.
Two halls at the Kuwait International Fair were allocated for the vaccination program, as well as additional centers in the governorates of Al-Ahmadi and Al-Jahra.
Health authorities in the country have addressed rumors around the vaccine, and urged the public to only rely on official sources for information.