Bahrain hits half a million second COVID-19 vaccine doses

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Manama, May 5 (BNA): Half a million people have so far taken two COVID-19 vaccine doses and completed a two-week period after the second dose, making up 44% of the population eligible for vaccination, said the Ministry of Health.


In a statement today, the ministry said that the number of vaccinated people reflects the extent of awareness and responsibility among citizens and residents of the importance of vaccination and its role in supporting national efforts to combat the pandemic.


The drive also confirms the positive response and interaction with the national vaccination campaign and its goals in immunising society and preserving the safety of everyone, said the ministry.


It  indicated that the national campaign aimsto vaccinate the largest segment of eligible categorites in order to enhance immunity to combat the virus to protect public health and safety.


It stressed the efficacy of various types of vaccines available in the Kingdom of Bahrain, stressing the importance of acquired community immunity which contributes to reducing transmission rates and eradicating pandemic.