Saudi Arabia’s ambition to vaccinate 70% of its population to attain “community immunity” is still on track, with vaccination facilities in all cities and governorates having administered more than 28 million doses as of (Tuesday).
Saudi Arabia is anticipated to attain community immunity in two months, which corresponds to early October this year, based on the average number of doses provided daily.
According to the most recent figures, the number of individuals who received the first dosage of the vaccine was more than 19 million, or 56 percent of the population, while the number of people who received two doses totaled around 8 million, or 25 percent of the population.
Saudi Arabia added a package of preventive measures aimed at reducing the number of infected people and increasing the number of vaccine recipients after it became impossible for citizens and residents of the Kingdom to participate in activities, events, and facilities, as well as use public transportation, without first proving their immunity through the approved “Tawakulna” application.
Saudis will be prohibited from going overseas for a week after receiving the two doses of the vaccine, beginning August 9.
The Saudi Ministry of Education also announced that those who received two doses of the vaccine will be enrolled in the study for intermediate and secondary school, while the return of primary school and kindergarten students will be linked to achieving the required societal immunity of 70% of the Kingdom’s population with two doses.