Saudi Arabia Receives COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments

Minister of Health, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah

Saudi Arabia received two shipments of COVID-19 vaccines; on Wednesday and will begin distributing the shots in the next three days; Health Minister Tawfiq al-Rabiah said on Wednesday.

Rabiah asked citizens and residents to register in order to receive the vaccine and reiterated that it would be free to all in the country.

More than 150,000 people have already registered online.

Last week, Saudi health authorities registered the PfizerBioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for import and use in the country.

“The priority will be for those over the age of 65; as they are more vulnerable than others to severe infection and death, and those who have chronic diseases, hospital patients, and health practitioners as they deal with the infections,” Rabiah said at the 2021 Saudi Budget Forum.