The Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia announced that it was forced to delay the vaccinations against the new coronavirus for its residents. The reason was that the vaccine provided to Saudi Arabia by Pfizer was delayed.
According to news from the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 21st, the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia stated in a press release that due to the suspension of expansion of production by Pfizer, the company’s vaccine exports to Saudi Arabia and other countries around the world have been postponed. Therefore, Saudi Arabia has been Of people’s vaccination schedule. Saudi Arabia stated that it will postpone the date of the second dose of vaccination and will send a new vaccination date to people who have already received the first dose.
According to reports, the Saudi Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) approved the registration and use of the new crown vaccine jointly produced by Pfizer and BionTech in Germany in early December 2020. The country began to vaccinate against the new coronavirus on December 17, 2020. The first people to be vaccinated are citizens over 65 and people with chronic diseases. Currently, more than 2 million people have registered through specialized vaccination software.
According to the latest data from Saudi Arabia, since the beginning of the epidemic, there have been 365,500 infections in Saudi Arabia, 357,177 patients have recovered, and 6,338 deaths.