As part of the national strategy for immunisation against COVID-19, Royal Oman Police, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, launched a
field vaccination campaign for all its personnel at the Police Hospital in Qurm on Wednesday.
ROP has prepared designated vaccination centres across governorates of the sultanate to accommodate all its personnel and vaccinate them according to a specific timetable.
The initiative to vaccinate its personnel is one of the important steps towards achieving acquired societal immunity that will lead to return of normal life in the country.
The Ministry of Health has announced that it will resume administering the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccines to those who received the first one (after completion of ten weeks or more) starting June 6, depending on appointments.
Meanwhile, the ministry on Wednesday announced that 41,155 General Education Diploma students, teachers and allied staff have been vaccinated, accounting for 54 per cent of individuals in the target group.
The ministry on Tuesday reported 1,258 new COVID-19 cases and 14 related deaths. This is the third day in a row for Oman to record over 1,000 cases.
With the new cases, the total number has reached 219,529 and deaths 2,370. With 201,113 patients recovering, the recovery rate is 91.6 per cent.
The total number of patients in health institutions on Wednesday was 824, including 265 in intensive care units.