Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – More than 26 million people in Saudi Arabia have received vaccine shots against coronavirus, including almost 1.5 million elderlies, the Saudi Ministry of Health announced on Thursday (July 29).
The ministry reasserted that a second vaccine dose is necessary to achieve the highest levels of immunity, especially amid the emergence of the delta variant, Arab News reported.
First dose appointments are now available for those aged between 12 and 18 in all regions of the Kingdom, the ministry said.
People who have recovered from a coronavirus infection are now also able to complete two doses of the vaccine, with the possibility of receiving the first dose 10 days after the end of an infection.
The change was introduced following the release of medical studies that demonstrated the safety of the vaccination procedure.
Reporting by Indonesia Window