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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Over 80,600 more people have received the coronavirus vaccine over the last 24hrs, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced on Monday.
This brings the total number of jabs taken so far to 1,167,251, at 11.8 doses per 100 people.
This is in line with the Ministry's plan to provide the COVID-19 vaccine and in an effort to achieve herd immunity, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the virus.
The ministry on Sunday had announced that it has bypassed the milestone of one million doses of the vaccine, providing 1,086,568 doses, with over 250,000 people receiving two doses.
It had also noted that the vaccine is being provided to frontline workers, who were prioritised since it was approved at the start of October 2020, adding that the vaccine is available to all segments of the community, whether citizens and residents, most notably elderly people and those with chronic diseases.
The ministry and local health authorities launched the national COVID-19 vaccine campaign," which offers the vaccine in all public and private health establishments around the country, to make it available to all citizens and residents free of charge and voluntarily.
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