RIYADH — Fahad Al-Jalajel, the Saudi Minister of Health, announced on Wednesday the immunization rate of Saudi Arabia had reached 70 percent in second dose.
The minister also urged those who had received their second dose of vaccine six months ago to take a booster dose, reported the Saudi Press Agency.
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Al-Jalajel appreciated the excellent care and utmost keenness of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, on preserving the health (immunization) of citizens and expatriates.
He also noted the government’s continuous efforts and proactive measures after making human health its priority; and thus putting the Kingdom at the forefront of the most resilient countries in fighting the pandemic.
“We want our happiness and our immunity to be complete, and to achieve this; people need to complete their vaccination to enhance immunity; by getting a booster dose six months after taking their second dose.
“There should not be any negligence on our part in complying with the precautionary measures,” the minister said. The minister expressed his confidence that the people would keep holding fast to their enhanced awareness and cooperation.