MUSCAT: Oman is planning to open a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination centre in Muscat, sources informed The Arabian Stories.
The new setup is part of the mass vaccination campaign that started in June. According to a source, the drive-through vaccination centre will be opened at the Oman Automobile Association (OAA). “Work is underway to complete the technical aspects related to the vaccination service. We are working closely with the Ministry of Health in this regard,” an official at OAA said on Thursday.
According to the official, it takes a maximum of 20 minutes to complete the entire vaccination process, without the vaccine candidates having to exit their cars.
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“The start date of this service will be announced after receiving the regulatory approvals,” the official added.
Meanwhile, MOH said 415,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech have arrived this month. “We will complete immunizing 30% of Oman’s population before the end of July 2021, by administering 250,000 doses weekly considering 1.25 million doses are expected this month,” said Dr. Bader Al Rawahi, Director of Department of Infectious Diseases Control at MOH.
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