The Ministry of Public Health announced that more than 120,000 workers have received the COVID-19 vaccination in preparation to lift the first phase of restrictions related to the pandemic.
During previous weeks, the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program focused on giving priority for members of the basic working groups, regardless of age, and supporting the process of booking appointments, as a unit has been allocated to organize vaccination appointments.
Senior Consultant Emergency Medicine at HMC and lead of the COVID-19 vaccination appointment unit Dr. Khalid Abdulnoor said that the Ministry recently announced its four-stage plan for the gradual lifting of restrictions, noting that it aims to support the safe implementation of the plan, it was important to protect the working group on the front lines and vaccinate them against COVID-19.
He added that they have provided support through the unit to the process of receiving vaccination by the working group in all business sectors, especially groups that mix directly with community members such as barbers, hairdressers, restaurants, stores, catering stores, hotels and hospitality services.
Dr. Abdulnoor noted that the teams of the COVID-19 vaccination appointment unit work directly with the business sectors to organize the process of obtaining vaccination appointments and ensure that employees receive the vaccines as soon as possible. Vaccinations are easily serviced, as tens of thousands of workers have received vaccinations so far, he added.
He also emphasized that the business sectors, not individuals, are the only groups that can communicate with the appointment planning unit directly to book appointments for the vaccination of its employees via email.
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