Dubai: More than 70 per cent of citizens and residents in Oman will be vaccinated by the end of 2021, Oman’s Minister of Health said.
Dr. Ahmed Al Saidi's remarks come at a time when Oman is gearing up for mass vaccination drive next month as those over the age of 45 are now eligible to get COVID-19 vaccine.
He said there are directives to conduct vaccination campaigns at government establishments and schools and to make use of facilities like Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre and sports complexes in Muscat and other governorates.
“Mobile vaccination campaigns will continue till the end of 2021, by which time more than 70 per cent of citizens and residents will be give the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Al Saidi.
One million Pfizer doses
According to the Minister, Oman will receive one million doses of PfizerbioNTech, in addition to 100,000 doses from other companies during June.
The minister pointed out that the ongoing plan focuses on fair distribution of the vaccine by ratio of population density. Al Saidi added that 1.5 million people are expected to be immunized by the end of June 2021.
According to the minister of health, teams will be formed to vaccinate all workers in government institutions, and to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the private sector “through clinics in large companies, and in private health, institutions licensed to administer the vaccine.”