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People in Bahrain urged to take COVID-19 vaccine

People in Bahrain urged to take COVID-19 vaccine
11 Jan 2021

Head of the Medical Services at Primary Health Care Centers, Dr. Hala Al-Jassim,  renewed her call on the community to register to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is provided free of charge to all citizens and residents in two doses, as part of the national efforts to fight the novel coronavirus.

Dr. Al-Jassim noted the importance of assuming national responsibility for the sake of the homeland and for the safety of everyone. She called on everyone to register for taking the vaccine, which is a protection for all members of the society from the virus. She noted that people wishing to take the vaccine, who are aged 18 years and above, can register through the website of the Ministry of Health www.healthalert.gov.bh or the BeAware Bahrain application or by calling 444.

Dr. Al-Jassim indicated that, in line with the national vaccination plan, the vaccines had been provided in healthcare centers while facilitating procedures for taking them for all citizens and residents voluntarily and free of charge. She stressed that human health is a top priority for the government which is keen on preserving the health and safety of all members of the society and protecting them from diseases and epidemics.

Dr. Al-Jassim said it is vital for everyone to adhere to the precautionary measures and instructions issued in light of the surge in infections for the sake of Bahrain. She stressed that all vaccines approved in the Kingdom have proven their effectiveness and safety after they have been studied and evaluated by the relevant authorities of the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) and the Health Ministry’s Vaccination Committee. She also noted that what is required today is the continued commitment of the community to the precautionary measures in order to ensure success of the national efforts to combat the virus.

Dr. Al-Jassim concluded her statement by affirming that the vaccination process is proceeding in an easy manner as devised within the national vaccination plan where the first dose is given after setting a date for vaccination for those who have registered. She stressed the need to take the second dose 21 days after the date of taking the first one.