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Procedures under study for those who refuse to take COVID-19 vaccine in Oman: Minister

His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Saidi says the responsibility of the government is to protect the society.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

MUSCAT: The government is studying a proposal against those who refuse to take the vaccine, the country’s Minister of Health.

Speaking in an interview with Oman TV, His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Saidi said the responsibility of the government is to protect the society that includes both citizens and residents. “Vaccination is not mandatory in the Sultanate, but it is the responsibility of the government to protect society from infectious diseases, and there are procedures under study for those who refuse to take the vaccine,” Al Saidi said.

Nearly 45 per cent of the people have received at least one dose of vaccination. “The Sultanate’s strategy is to vaccinate the population with the first dose so that the largest possible segment of the population is vaccinated, and we will give the second dose starting from the 8th of August,” Al Saidi informed.

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