Saudi Arabia: 5 million flu vaccines given in 2020

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The Saudi Ministry of Health said that it has achieved its goal of raising community awareness about the importance of flu vaccine inoculations.

Minster of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said that 1 million flu vaccines were given in 2016, and more than 5 million in 2020.

Ministry spokesman, Dr. Mohammed Al-Abd Al-Aly, announced at Sunday’s press briefing that cases in the Kingdom were stable but that there had been a 7 percent spike in the number of critical care patients.

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He said that a recent spike in the number of cases in Madinah were due to gatherings that did not adhere to precautionary measures and health protocols, especially large gatherings.

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