More than 100,000 people register for the Covid vaccine in Saudi Arabia on day 1 of registration

More than 100,000 people in Saudi Arabia signed up for coronavirus vaccination on the opening day of the vaccination registration, the Saudi Ministry of Health said.

“So far, 100,546 people have signed up via the smartphone app to receive the coronavirus vaccine,” the ministry said in a statement.

On Tuesday, the Saudi Ministry of Health announced the start of registration for coronavirus vaccination. The vaccine will be available primarily to people over the age of 65, those at risk of infection as a result of their professional activities or those with chronic diseases.

Late last week, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority approved the registration and use of a vaccine against the new coronavirus produced by the American company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. The first batches of vaccine have already been received by the kingdom.

In recent months, Saudi Arabia has managed to significantly reduce the increase in the number of coronavirus cases, bringing them to just over 200 a day. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 360,000 people have passed through Covid-19 in the kingdom, with almost 351,000 recoveries and over 6,000 deaths.

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