Saudi Arabia King Salman received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine
Saudi King Mohammed Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud got vaccinated with coronavirus vaccine on Thursday. The King of Saudi Arabia got his first vaccination jab three weeks after the beginning of the vaccination program in Arabia.
The vaccination program is scheduled for three-phases.
In the futuristic Red Sea city of Neom, Saudi Arabia King Salman at the age of 85 “received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine,” said the Saudi Press Agency.
Official media also shared pictures and videos of the Saudi King getting his first shot of the coronavirus vaccine.
The vaccination program in Saudi Arabia started on December 17 after the kingdom received its first stock of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
The vaccination program is rolled out in three phases said the health ministry. People over 65 or with chronic disease or those who more prone to infections will be vaccinated first.
In the second phase, 50 years old or more than that will be vaccinated and in the last and final stage, everyone will get a jab of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The vaccination program is free for residents and citizens.
Saudi Arabia has recorded the highest number of deaths among the Gulf Arab states due to coronavirus. However, the recovery rate of the kingdom was also high.
With a population of more than 34 million people, Saudi has recorded 363,000 cases of COVID-19 including more than 6,000 deaths.
With 90,179,474 active cases, 1,936,679 people have died due to the deadly coronavirus.