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Doors open to public for winter vaccinations

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: According to informed sources from the Ministry of Health, the preventive health centers have opened its doors for people of all ages who wish to receive winter vaccinations either for seasonal influenza or pneumococcal pneumonia, especially after the arrival of sufficient quantities, reports Al-Qabas daily.

They explained that making room for those who wish to obtain winter vaccinations comes after the arrival of double quantities of vaccinations for influenza and pneumonia, especially since the previous period had witnessed intense demand for them, which led to prioritizing them first for citizens and then some segments of residents in the country, and in stages, starting from mid-October.

The vaccinations were provided after booking an appointment, as the health teams required the presence of a barcode to indicate the reservation before admission to the center, as part of the first stages of implementing the winter vaccination campaign.

The initial days witnessed an extensive turnout by citizens especially in November when appointments were set according to the capabilities and capacity of each health center to receive patients in accordance with the health requirements currently implemented.

The sources stressed that the availability of vaccinations for all nationalities achieves the societal immunity that the Ministry of Health seeks, especially in light of the continuing registration of COVID-19 cases.

They said the occurrence of influenza infection along with COVID-19 infection negatively affects the health of the infected person.

The sources affirmed that the increase in health awareness contributed to the intense demand for winter vaccinations this year compared to previous years.

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