Local media reported that the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health is planning to open five fully equipped vaccination centers to expedite the vaccination campaign.
The decision comes at a time when the Musharraf exhibition grounds, the only vaccination center that administers the Pfizer vaccine, are witnessing large crowds, as the delay of the third shipment of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine prompts the government to allocate the remaining quantities of the Oxford vaccine to those who wait. Their second dose.
Until the new shipment arrives, Kuwait will administer the Pfizer vaccine as it has a large number of these, given that it has so far received 14 shipments.
Since Kuwait received the first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine on December 24, it has been stored and managed in the Mishrif exhibition grounds where the freezers are located.
Increase vaccination centers
To date, Kuwait has a total of 22 vaccination centers, 21 of which are health clinics that have been established to administer the Oxford vaccine.
The Ministry of Health has designated mobile vaccination units for those unable to travel to vaccination centers. In addition, Kuwait is using mobile units to vaccinate workers in commercial and ministerial positions.
After Ramadan, Kuwait is scheduled to open a car-to-car vaccination center on the South Island of the Al-Jaber Bridge.
Just a few days ago, Kuwait reached a milestone after the Ministry of Health reported more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered.
Kuwait is currently vaccinating about 25 percent of its population.