Saudi Arabia will begin inoculating minors aged 12 to 18 with the Covid -19 vaccine produced by BioNTech/Pfizer, the Ministry of Health revealed on Sunday, June 27.
The statement followed the approval of jabs for the age by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority( SFDA, the kingdom’s state news firm DAY SPA reported.
DAY SPA pointed out the ministry as stating that 70 percent of grownups in the nation got a jab which it was beginning to administer the 2nd dosage to individuals over 50.
The nation of over 34 million individuals has actually seen over 17 million jabs administered, according to Health Ministry information.
In December, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ended up being the very first individual to be immunized versus the coronavirus in the nation.
Saudi Arabia authorized the vaccine from Germany- based BioNTech and its United States partner Pfizer in mid-December
Over 480,000 coronavirus infections and 7,775 deaths associated to Covid -19 have actually been reported up until now in the nation.
The vaccinations are to be complimentary of charge for people and foreign citizens of the kingdom.