COVID-19 became a serious issue all over the globe. Still, Saudi Arabia took the most crucial step to protect its citizens, residents, and expats from it. It is because of these efforts, they have declared victory over Covid 19. They have decided to supply and provide free of any cost COVID 19 Vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech all over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A few days ago, MOH made their promise true when he stated that they would get the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine quickly. However, The Batch has arrived and it will be available for all the people from Tuesday 15-10-2020.
Covid 19 Vaccine and Saudi Health Minister:
Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq al-Rabiah, who ensured the KSA citizens that they would get the COVID-19 vaccine, in short, made his promise true when the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines came to KSA.
To ensure that this vaccine is beneficial and everyone should have to get a shot, he got the first shot of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. After getting the first shot of vaccine in the entire KSA, while addressing the citizen of KSA, he stated:
“I am blissful to update this to every citizen of KSA that the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shipped to KSA o’clock in the morning. I expect that this commencement will put an end to this catastrophe. And by the blessing of Allah Almighty, it will be granted to each and citizen of KSA as soon as possible.”Dr. Tawfiq al-Rabiah
He further added,
“Almost 100000 KSA citizens enrolled themselves for COVID-19 vaccination as soon as the KSA government opened the registration process.
With the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Health’s help, the enrollment for the COVID-19 can be done by a medical application named “SEHATTY.”
It is requested to all the residents of this holy country to get them enrolled for this vaccine, and those who are above the age of 65 should take it carefully.”Dr. Tawfiq al-Rabiah
How to Download “Sehhaty”?
Sehhaty is another addition to the list of apps that the Saudia Government has introduced during the fight with Covid. Earlier there were Eatmarna and Tawwakalna apps for the assistance of users. To Download Sehhaty on your phone click on the given link. There are two links so choose according to your smartphone’s operating system
Situation in KSA as of 21 December, 2020
COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine is the one which Saudia has opted for. The beginning of primary immunization is already taking place in a few countries. However, there are few who are once again entering a lockdown state. The vaccine has arrived however, Virus has killed already more than 1.6 million individuals worldwide.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia is almost 359888, out of which 350549 are almost recovered. The KSA recovery rate (97.4%) has become the most successful rate throughout the globe. This happened due to the preventive measures taken in the meantime.
Almost 1% of cases are active out of total cases. Only 499 cases are marked as critical cases throughout the KSA.
Seeing the result of this disaster, the Ministry of Health promised its citizen to provide vaccines when almost all European and Gulf Countries governments approve of getting this COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Covid 19 Vaccine will be free in KSA:
The COVID-19 vaccine can be available for the KSA citizens from Tuesday 15-12-2020 after the registration at the online application portal of “SEHATTY.”
According to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Interior, this COVID-19 vaccine will be free for all the people residing in KSA, either citizens, GCC citizens, or Expats.
The vaccine is giving to the public after passing through many tests on key subjects and positive feedbacks. According to the Ministry, this vaccine has firm antibodies, which will show tough and positive immune results.
Covid 19 Vaccine Distribution Phases:
According to the government and Ministry of KSA, they will distribute the vaccine in three effective phases. At the end of three phases, all the people of KSA will be granted vaccine.
According to the Ministry of Health, the first phase consists of
(a)– IQAMA holder and citizens above the age of 65 year
(b)– Doctor, nurses, and other health workers who work in some serious wards.
(c)- Peoples who have a serious problem due to their over-weight with BMI greater than 40
(d)- Individuals who have acquired immune deficiency syndrome
(e)- Individuals who have suffered [transplantology and undergoing immunosuppressant
(f)- Individuals who have two or more mentioned diseases cardiovascular disease, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, circulatory system diseases, chronic renal failure, bronchitis, and diabetes mellitus
According to the Ministry of Health, the second phase consists of
(a)- IQAMA holder and citizens above the age of 50 year
(b)- Peoples who have a serious problem due to their over-weight with BMI being over 30
(c)- Individuals who have less acquired immune deficiency syndrome
(d)- Individuals who have one of the mentioned diseases such as, cardiovascular disease, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, circulatory system diseases, chronic renal failure, bronchitis, vigorous tumor, and diabetes mellitus
According to the Ministry of Health, the third phase consists of
(a)- IQAMA holder and citizens above the age of 16 year
(b)- Everybody rather than above two phases which will desire to register for vaccination will get the vaccination
The MOH brought up that this progression comes from extraordinary efforts and energetic advances that they have taken.
It had a distinctive function in stemming the pandemic’s spread and shielding the resident’s wellbeing and security
There are 172 nations and numerous competitor antibodies occupied with COVID-19 immunization Global Access Facility
The service caused them to notice the Kingdom’s past declaration that it will be one of the principal nations to get antibodies.
However, These Antibodies should meet the standards for viability and wellbeing straightforwardly from the main worldwide organizations engaged with the immunization business and through the COVAX, which is a worldwide activity pointed toward working with immunization makers