Riyadh – Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that children aged 5-11 will now receive the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines.
The Ministry of Health stated that the children at high risk and more susceptible to the virus’ complications would be the priority of receiving the shots.
Meanwhile, Corona vaccine centers in the Kingdom witnessed today the first child to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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It is noteworthy that Dr. Mohammed Al-Abdel Ali, spokesman of the Ministry of Health, confirmed earlier that children aged between five and 11 years would be given the vaccine during the coming period.
In a piece of related news, new COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia crossed the 200-mark for the first time on Tuesday, with 222 new infections reported over the past 24 hours.
New COVID19 cases in the Kingdom have fluctuated around the 50-mark, with infections dipping and rising slightly over the past weeks.
According to the ministry, 106 people have recovered from the illness over the past 24 hours, bringing the number recovered from the deadly virus to 540,284.
According to the health ministry, 28 of them were in critical condition among the active cases.