Muscat: Oman has vaccinated over 35 per cent of its target population. As per Oman’s Ministry of Health, the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Sultanate has touched 1,359,065, which is 38 per cent of the total target number. Among those who have been vaccinated, 80 per cent have received one dose and 20 per cent have received two doses.
The vaccination campaign in Oman started in December last year with those above 65. A delay in global vaccines supply caused a slowdown in the vaccination campaign in Oman as well. From June this year, vaccination for those 45 years and above started, which continues.
Up to 40,000 people are getting vaccinated in Oman daily from designated vaccine centres as well as from private clinics and hospitals that are offering vaccinations for walk-in users for a fee. The target group was expanded recently to include pregnant women who have completed three months of pregnancy and those above 18. This has further increased the coverage of vaccination.
Today, Oman registered 1,167 new coronavirus cases and 12 deaths.