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Vaccination hours extended

7 Jun 2021

MoH forms mobile teams to immunise more people

With more awareness on efficacy and safety of vaccines, large numbers of people are heading to vaccination centres across the country. This has led the Ministry of Health (MoH) to announce extended vaccination hours. 

MoH confirmed that besides extending working hours of vaccination centres, it has formed mobile teams to immunise the maximum number of people possible and speed up the whole process.

Dr Fatima Ahmed al Hinai, head of the vaccination centre in Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Bausher, said, “We covered around 2,000 people on Sunday who were eligible for the second dose. The centre will also receive target groups during official holidays from 9am to 4pm.”

Citizens and residents have praised the smooth conduct of procedures at the vaccination centre in Bausher, starting from entry, completion of documentation, awaiting their turn to being administered the vaccine, according to Dr Fatima.

In some governorates, the ministry has started vaccinating private sector healthcare workers with the Sputnik V vaccine. ‘The Directorate General of Health Services in South Batinah governorate announces commencement of administration of the first dose of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine to all health workers in private health institutions in the governorate, as of today, June 7, 2021,’ a statement said. 

‘The Sputnik V vaccine will be given to private sector healthcare workers in the wilayats of Rustaq and Al Awabi, at the Golden Medical Complex in Rustaq between 8am and 4 pm. For those in the wilayats of Barka, Mussanah, Nakhl and Wadi al Maawil, they will receive the vaccine in Badr al Samaa Hospital in the wilayat of Barka from 8am to 8 pm.’ 

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