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KUWAIT CITY, July 19: The Kuwait Vaccination Center at the exhibition grounds in Mishref is witnessing a huge turnout of people who want to get vaccinated in light of the intensified public awareness campaigns on the importance of vaccination including the booster doses, reports Al-Rai daily. Official statistics revealed that 85 percent of citizens and expatriates have been vaccinated.
Around 3,436,600 people or 87.62 percent of the population eligible for vaccination got the first dose; while the number of those fully vaccinated reached 3,326,073 or 84.81 percent and those who got the booster dose reached 1,386,614. Sources attributed the increase in demand for vaccination to rising societal awareness on the importance of vaccination, the travel season, keenness to be protected from the virus, large segment of those qualified to get the third dose, and fourth dose for certain categories.
Sources reiterated the call for the initiative to get vaccinated, including the booster doses, in order to increase the level of protection and expand the scope of herd immunity