The private sector in Oman is allowed to reserve COVID-19 vaccine for employees but will have to bear the cost. Image Credit: Reuters

Muscat: A English leading daily in Oman has reported that private sector companies are allowed by the Ministry of Health (MoH) to reserve COVID-19 vaccines for their employees.

Quoting a reliable source from Capital Market Authority, in an exclusive interview, the daily said that a circular addressed to the CEOs and Director General of companies and insurance brokers was issued.

The circular stated: “As an extension of the initiatives of companies operating in the insurance sector to enhance the societal efforts to deal with coronavirus and the effects resulting from it, we would like to inform you that we have received a letter from the Ministry of Health that the companies operating in the sector can reserve quantities of vaccine for their employees if they wish to.”

The circular added, “However, the companies will have to bear the cost of the vaccine, the amount of OMR20 per person including all fees for the Pfizer vaccine, according to the ministry.”