Muscat: COVID-19 vaccinations have resumed in Oman in various governorates as the shortfall in doses eased with the arrival of new consignments.
More doses are expected in the coming days, as per information received at the health centres.
The current target group is still 60 years of age and above, who are being administered with either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines, as per availability at the health centres administering the shots.
Al Khuwair Health Centre has informed that the COVID-19 vaccine is out of stock in that particular centre and all those staying in Al Khuwair are directed to Bawsher Health Centre.
There has been a steady footfall of visitors keen to get the shot at the Bawsher Health Centre.
Roshan Mathew who had come to the Bawsher Health Centre to get vaccination shot for his 77-year-old mother said that he was told to wait for his turn when his age group’s eligibility for the vaccine shot is announced. He is 58 years old and has diabetes and kidney issues. “Even my daughter who has bronchial asthma, was asked to wait for her turn. Hopefully it should happen sooner than later,” he said.
"The vast majority of residents in Oman are in the age group of below 60 years and are waiting for their turn. Regular visits to the nearest health centre for updates is now a routine for us," he added.