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Gap between doses reduced to six weeks

16 Aug 2021

Starting Tuesday, the gap between the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be cut from ten to six weeks, the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on Monday.

‘From August 17, those who have completed six weeks since the first dose can now register for the second jab,’ MoH said.

MoH calls on all those who received the first dose and completed six weeks to register through the Tarassud + app to take the second dose of vaccine.

 

Over 2mn vaccinated 

 

As many as 147,792 individuals were vaccinated in Oman in last week taking the total number of vaccinated people to 2,155,932. 

‘Sixty per cent of the those targeted have been vaccinated. Sixty-three per cent have been vaccinated with the first dose, and 37 per cent have received both doses,’ an MoH statement said.

Meanwhile, MoH has signed an agreement with Omantel and Ooredoo to allow free browsing to register in the Tarassud + app for COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

‘No data will be deducted from the user packages to access the application. This comes within the framework of partnership and cooperation between institutions to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,’ MoH said.

 

214 new cases, 6 deaths reported

 

The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday reported 214 new cases with six people succumbing to the infection in 24 hours taking the total number of cases registered in the sultanate to 300,408, including 3,999 deaths.

‘Twenty-eight patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of inpatients to 244, including 107 in intensive care units,’ the MoH said in a statement.

The total number of recoveries is 288,702, while the recovery rate is 96.1 per cent.

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