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Almost 90% of University Students in Saudi Arabia Have Been Inoculated

As part of its efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Saudi Arabia has been working on rigorous nationwide testing, it set up a dedicated portal to provide key updates, launched initiatives such as Homathon with the aim of building technical solutions, and has rolled out mass inoculation drives. Today, its efforts are showing staggering results, particularly when it comes to the number of people vaccinated.

This week, the Kingdom announced that it has vaccinated 61 percent of school students, 92 percent of teachers and school staff, 85 percent of university students, and 64 percent of higher education staff. Last week, the nation’s health minister took to Twitter to announce that students must receive their first dose of the vaccine by August 8 to ensure that they are full vaccinated by the time the new academic term commences. For schools, the upcoming term is set for August 29.

“The ministry emphasizes the need for all male and female students to receive the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine before August 8 so that they can take the second dose before the beginning of the first semester, as the period between the two doses is 3 weeks,” he explained in a recent tweet.

Over the past months, Saudi Arabia has been working ceaselessly on preventive measures and safety initiatives to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus across the country, utilizing digital innovations in its fight against COVID-19. In fact, its innovativeness and hard work was rightfully recognized last year when it was ranked third globally for its utilization of technology and innovation to deal with the ongoing pandemic. 

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