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Sunday , September 26 2021

Kuwait jumps to third place as vaccination rate on rise

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21: In an indication of the increasing demand for COVID-19 vaccines in the country, the vaccination index has jumped to 165,172 as of Sunday afternoon, by 3.87 percent of the population, according to the global vaccination count.

This indicates that the Ministry of Health has amended its shortcomings and improved its vaccination rate after the country was ranked last among the GCC member states with only 56,000 administered vaccines. The daily statistical statement issued by the Ministry of Health is devoid of any information on the vaccination rate.

Also, the statements issued by the Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah at the parliamentary session on the number of vaccinated people in the country turned out inconclusive.

However, the global vaccination count index www.covidvax. live revealed a remarkable progress for Kuwait in this regard, as it has jumped to the third place within the Gulf region and the 42nd globally among the 96 countries that began the COVID- 19 vaccination.

In the same context, the Ministry of Health yesterday started providing COVID-19 vaccination for residents at the Kuwait Vaccination Center in Mishref particularly for the elderly and those suffering from chronic and immunological diseases, as these groups are most at risk of the COVID-19 infection and the occurrence of complications.

By Marwa Al-Bahrawi Al-Seyassah Staff

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