Jeddah: The Ministry of Interior has stated that effective from February 1, 2022; all citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia must take the booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine; to secure their “immune” status on the Tawakkalna app.
The source explained that the booster shot would become mandatory after eight months of getting the second dose of the vaccine.
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Fortunately, Saudi Arabia has also seen a drop in new COVID-19 cases, with 29 new infections recorded over the past 24 hours. New COVID cases have fluctuated around the 30-mark during the past few days.
The Ministry of Health stated that two people died due to complications caused by the virus during the past 24 hours. The deaths bring the total number of virus-related fatalities to 8,842.
The ministry also stated that 21 people recovered over the past 24 hours; bringing the total number of patients recovered from the virus to 539,011. According to the ministry, 39 of them were in critical condition among the active cases.