The second batch of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the sultanate on Saturday, with a total of 11,700 doses.
The second batch will be used to supplement coverage of the same target groups as in the first phase, which includes dialysis patients, patients with chronic lung diseases (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma with moderate to severe severity of disease, and interstitial lung disease) and diabetes patients aged 65 years and older.
Target groups include categories of health workers, Intensive Care Unit workers, staff working in COVID-19 words, and health workers suffering from obesity, diabetes and chronic lung diseases.
The Ministry of Health said it appreciates the outstanding response of individuals during the first phase of the National Campaign for Immunisation against COVID-19.
In addition, it emphasised the need to continue taking the vaccine by the target groups during the next phases, raise the level of community awareness on the importance of the vaccine, not to turn to rumours and to receive information from reliable official sources, which serve the interests of individuals as well as the community.
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