Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Saudi Ministry of Health on Wednesday (June 23) said it has so far administered more than 16.8 million vaccine doses through 587 vaccination centers across the kingdom, covering 70 percent of the total adult population in the country.
Up to now, the ministry is striving to dispel rumors over the safety of the vaccines as the vaccination campaign continues in full swing, Saudi Gazette reported.
Addressing a press conference on Sunday (June 20), Dr. Muhammad Al-AbdelAli, the official spokesman of the health ministry, reiterated that coronavirus vaccines are safe, effective and necessary for protection.
He said that vaccines provide protection against COVID-19 and prevent virus-related deaths with a 100 percent success rate.
Dr. Al-AbdelAli further said the curve of COVID-19 infections is continuously being monitored and the live will be moving down only with the continued administration of vaccines and adherence to precautionary measures.
Reporting by Indonesia Window