Bahrain: Over 80% of population received first COVID-19 vaccine dose

One of the world’s vaccination leaders, Bahrain yesterday officially crossed the one million mark in administering the first dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine, which accounts for more than 80% of the eligible population.

Official Health Ministry figures show that as of last night, 1,002,977 have received at least one shot of one of six free vaccines made available for citizens and residents, namely Sinopharm, Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca’s Covishield, Johnson & Johnson, Sputnik V and Sputnik Light.

The Health Ministry made the announcement through its official Twitter account, saying: “The Kingdom of Bahrain has surpassed the 1 million mark for 1st dose COVID-19 vaccinations, giving protection to more than 80% of the eligible population.” Subsequently, 823,489 people have now had both doses of a vaccine.

The Kingdom’s mass vaccination efforts aim to inoculate a total of 1.5 million residents, around 679,000 of them are expatriates and 712,000 Bahrainis, and provide them a high degree of protection against the deadly virus.


The Daily Tribune

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