Bahrain Among First Countries to Provide Pfizer XBB 1.5 Against COVID-19 and Its New Variants

The Kingdom of Bahrain has become among the first countries in the world to provide Pfizer XBB 1.5, the latest Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent booster shot developed against COVID-19 and its new variants.

The Health Ministry has announced that Pfizer XBB 1.5 vaccines are available at primary healthcare centres.

The Ministry called on those wishing to take the shot to go directly to the designated health centre starting today, Thursday, without prior online registration to book an appointment.

For those aged 12 and above, Pfizer XBB 1.5 will be given at Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait Health Centre in Hidd, Jidhafs Health Centre, Sitra Health Centre, Youssef Engineer Health Centre and Mohammed Jassim Kanoo Health Centre between 07:30 am and 07:00 pm, the Health Ministry said, adding that those aged between 5 and 11 will be able to take the new vaccine starting from December 27 at the Halat Bu Maher Health Centre, Hamad Kanoo Health Centre and Shaikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Health Centre.



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