Kuwait: Pfizer vaccine to arrive in 10 days

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The Ministry of Health announced on Sunday that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will arrive in Kuwait within 10 days, by the end of December, Al Rai reported.

The announcement came after the government authorized emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday. 

The Assistant Undersecretary for Drug and Food Control Affairs at the Ministry of Health, Abdullah Al Bader, said in a press statement that approval was granted after a committee conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the vaccine and reviewed the results of the clinical trials.

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In addition, the approval was contingent on the Pfizer vaccine receiving FDA approval, which it did on Friday. Vaccination process.

The government is preparing to vaccinate 10,000 people a day, according to Khaled Al Saeed, a member of the COVID-19 vaccination committee.


In an effort to understand who will be given priority and the needed quantity, the Ministry of Health launched a website last week for those looking to take the vaccine. Priority will be given to frontline workers, the elderly and those that suffer from chronic illnesses.

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The Mishref Fairground has been designated as the headquarters for vaccination and hosts the refrigerators that will be used to store the vaccine upon its arrival.



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