Saudi Arabia has administers over 30 million doses of COVID – 19 vaccines across the Kingdom, the country’s Ministry of Health announced on Monday.
Over 587 inoculation centers have set up around the Kingdom to ensure that all citizens and residents have access to coronavirus vaccines, according to the ministry.
Saudi Arabia has plans to reach herd immunity and vaccinate at least 70 percent of its population against COVID – 19 by October this year. So far, almost 30 percent of the population have been vaccinated.
About 311, 674 people are vaccinated in the country each day, which indicated that Kingdom would reach its goal in time if it continues to do so at the current rate.
Four vaccines are currently approved in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca/Oxford.
The Kingdom’s health ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammed al – Abd al – Ali denied on Sunday rumors Saudi Arabia has approved the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines.
He also denied rumors that people had died in Saudi Arabia after receiving vaccines doses.
According to al – Abd al – Ali, 99 percent of critical cases of the coronavirus were not vaccinated.
To encourage more people to get vaccinated, Saudi Arabia has imposed restrictions on unvaccinated citizens and residents in the country.
Without proof of vaccination, individuals cannot enter malls, restaurants, cafes, beauty parlors, barbershops, shopping centers, governmental and private facilities, public and private schools, weddings, events, and markets.
Public transport and all economic, commercial, cultural, recreational, and sports activities are limited to vaccinated individuals.