(Unofficial English Translation)
The press conference of the official spokesperson of KSA’s Ministry of Health about Coronavirus
March 21, 2021 AD | 08 Shaban 1442 AH
- Globally, this pandemic activity continues; Locally, there is still fluctuation in the curve of cases in the Kingdom, and we are still stressing the importance of being careful and continuing precautionary measures in order to continue, God willing, to resist this pandemic
- More than 3 million people have received the vaccine acceleration and expansion. Giving the vaccine is increasing through more than 500 sites around the cities of the Kingdom, and this turnout and spread reflects the community’s awareness and its keenness to reach community immunity, God willing.
- It is our duty to support special groups and those who receive priority vaccinations. As a category dear to our hearts, namely: (Down syndrome category). On their International Day, we wish them health and make sure that they get the vaccine.
- There is no contraindication for postponing pregnancy after vaccination and it does not have a negative effect on male and female fertility. Breastfeeding women can also receive the vaccine completely safely because it does not affect her or her infant.
- There is no objection to donating blood after taking the vaccine, and there is no reason to donate blood after taking the vaccine.
- It is not necessary to have a Corona examination or any laboratory tests before vaccination. No unexpected severe symptoms or deaths were recorded after receiving the vaccine in the Kingdom, All praises to God.
- The requirement to take the vaccine for Umrah and Hajj is still being studied and evaluated globally and locally, and we recommend that those who carry out these activities receive the vaccine to be in a state of safety.
More than 70% of those enrolled got the vaccine. And more than 90% of those who registered to get the vaccine through the Sehhaty app and are eligible to actually get it, already got it. And the rest, once they are qualified, they will be able to take it.