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Free vaccines for all target groups: MoH

18 May 2021

On Tuesday, Ministry of Health  (MoH) stated its full commitment to provide vaccines free of charge for all target groups of citizens and residents in accordance with the priorities of the National Strategy for Immunisation against the virus.

According to the ministry, many private sector companies have expressed their desire to contribute to the immunisation of their employees and support the COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Fund for which prices were determined on the basis of cost, shipping, storage and logistics according to the type of vaccine and the requirements of the manufacturers.

According to MoH statistics, as many as 214,192 people in Oman have received the first dose of either the Pfizer-bioNTech or Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine between December 27 and May 15. These include 35,184 healthcare workers (91 per cent of this category) and 78,098 individuals in the 60 years and older age group (72 per cent of this category). The remaining 100,910 vaccinated persons belong to other different categories.

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