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Bahrain raises daily vaccination capacity to 31,000 doses

May 25, 2021
Bahrain's Health Minister Faeqa Saeed Al-Saleh is seen in this file picture. — Courtesy photo
Bahrain's Health Minister Faeqa Saeed Al-Saleh is seen in this file picture. — Courtesy photo

Saudi Gazette report

MANAMA —
Bahrain has decided to raise the daily vaccination capacity to 31,000 doses as part of its national campaign, the Bahraini news agency reported.

The move comes in line with the directives of the government executive committee chaired by Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa and Health Minister Faeqa Saeed Al-Saleh.

Following the meeting, the Minister said that the national vaccination campaign has requested 4.5 million doses of all types of approved vaccinations, to cover 2021-2022 vaccination and booster requirements, and to reflect the patient choice and ensure vaccination rollout targets continue to be met, safeguarding the health of Bahrain's citizens and residents.

In this regard, the minister noted the importance of continuing to adapt Bahrain’s strategic COVID-19 plans in line with epidemiological developments.

The minister urged citizens and residents to register for a vaccine, and a booster shot, via the Ministry’s website healthalert.gov.bh, to continue to progress toward population immunity and protection.

She reiterated that all vaccinations approved within Bahrain are safe and effective against the virus and its variant strains, adding that vaccines reduce the severity of symptoms.

The minister emphasized the importance of continuing to adhere to all precautionary measures even after being vaccinated, to reduce the risk of infection, protect others and support national efforts to combat COVID-19.


May 25, 2021
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