Expats begin to receive vaccine in Kuwait

On Sunday, the Ministry of Health began vaccinating non-Kuwaitis starting off with the elderly and those with chronic illnesses, local media reported.

A member of the COVID-19 health committee, Khaled Al Jarallah, stressed that the Ministry has ramped up vaccinations and opened new vaccination centers in order to vaccinate as many people as possible with the aim of reaching herd immunity.

Given that only those above the age of 16 are eligible to receive the vaccine, based on last week’s statistics revealed by the Minister of Health, Dr. Basel Al Sabah, out of the three and a half million people above the age of 16 in Kuwait 137,000 of them have received the vaccine.

Almost half a million people have pre-registered to receive the vaccine, 238,00 of them are non-Kuwaitis. Majority of the non-Kuwaitis that have been vaccinated are health care and frontline workers.

So far, around 86.8 per cent of the total number of people who have been vaccinated are Kuwaitis.


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