RIYADH — Saudi Arabia started giving the second dose of vaccine against coronavirus for all age groups of people in the Kingdom from Sunday, July 11.
“The second dose of the coronavirus vaccine is now available for all targeted age groups by booking an appointment through the Sehhaty application,” the Ministry of Health announced in a statement on its Twitter account.
So far, 19 million doses of the covid vaccine have been administered through more than 587 vaccination centers in the Kingdom.
The ministry postponed the second dose of the vaccine to ensure the immunization of a greater number of citizens and residents across the Kingdom by first dose vaccination.
Last Sunday, the ministry announced that all the people in the Kingdom, of the age of 40 and above, would now receive their second dose of vaccine.
The ministry of health has confirmed that there have been no deaths reported among vaccinated individuals in Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) announced its approval of the Moderna vaccine on Friday.
The Kingdom had earlier approved the use of Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines.