Thursday, December 07
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Gap between vaccine doses reduced


Muscat – The Ministry of Health (MoH) has reduced the gap between two doses of COVID-19 vaccines from six week to four, starting from Wednesday.

While appreciating all efforts being made to complete the national vaccination campaign, the ministry urged upon all who took the first dose and completed four weeks to register on Tarassud+ to book appointments for the second dose before visiting the vaccination centres.

‘The aim is to ensure a safe and streamlined vaccination process,’ the MoH said.

With the vaccination campaign covering over 76 per cent of the target groups, the infection rate in Oman saw a major dip. The ministry reported 60 new cases of COVID-19 in Oman during the past 24 hours on Tuesday, as it registered only one related death.

This brings the total number of positive cases to 303,223 in the sultanate and deaths to 4,090. The ministry also said that 71 infected people have recovered during the 24-hour period, bringing the total number of recoveries to 293,414.

Five people had to be hospitalised over the past 24 hours, which makes the total number of inpatients 54, including 28, who are recuperating in ICUs.

4.3mn doses given

According to OmanVSCovid19, the official twitter account of the MoH for countering COVID-19, Oman has administered 4,336,872 doses of vaccines till now, of which 300,522 were given in a week till Sunday.

The sultanate has vaccinated 2,710,021 people with COVID-19 vaccines with one dose till September 12, covering 76.3 per cent of the target population. The number of those who received both the doses now stand at 1,626,851, comprising 45.8 per cent of the target groups.

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