KUWAIT CITY, April 17: A member of the Vaccination Committee of the Ministry of Health, Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology, Dr. Khaled Al-Saeed, called the decision by the Danish Ministry of Health to stop using the ‘Oxford AstraZeneca’ vaccine ‘strange’ and does not depend on European recommendations.
He said the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health is closely following up international recommendations and that it has not and will not hesitate to protect the health of citizens and residents. Dr Al-Saeed commenting on the decision of the Danish Ministry of Health said Kuwait’s Ministry of Health is following up on the developments regarding all vaccines and international recommendations and will not hesitate to stop any vaccine or medicine if it proves harmful and so also all accredited international institutions will stop the vaccine or the medicines.
He affirmed that no thrombosis has been recorded for those who took the second dose of the Oxford vaccine. Al-Saeed stressed on the need to do diagnostic swabs for the ‘Covid- 19’ virus to prove and confirm the infection in order to organize the vaccination mechanism and take the prescribed doses. He explained the infection gives immunity to the virus for a period of 90 days, so it is necessary to prove the infection so that the patient can benefit from the two doses of vaccination after the expiration of the time frame.
The consultant of Internal Diseases and Diseases of the Digestive System and Hepatology at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Fahad Al-Najjar said the rate of serious injury and death due to the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is very small, and if it is compared with the death rates from Corona or road accidents and death as a result of other accidents, “we will find that it is much lower, and despite that we have not and will not stop driving cars, for example.”
By Marwa Al-Bahrawi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies