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Informed health sources in Kuwait today, Sunday, expected the Gulf country to be closest to the accession of the “Pfizer” vaccine, which is intended to treat the emerging “Corona” virus.
Sources told Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas that “The closest Pfizer vaccine will come to Kuwait in the second half of next December, especially after Pfizer and its partner, Biontech, filed for an emergency permit the day before yesterday, Friday. in the United States, to use the (Covid-19) vaccine.
Kuwaiti health sources revealed to the newspaper that it is monitoring the latest developments in vaccines that have entered final testing, with the aim of reviewing their results and the extent to which they have obtained official accreditation from specialist international health organizations.
She indicated that the “Moderna, Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca” vaccines are the closest thing to getting the approvals from international health authorities and organizations to distribute them regionally, among the 9 vaccines that entered the final race in preparation. on their approval and authorization after clinical testing.
Kuwaiti media reported on Friday that receiving the “Corona” vaccine, if approved and arriving in the country, will be optional and not mandatory for any specific group, despite the fact that Health Minister Dr. Basil Al-Sabah has the legal powers that give him the right to require any segment to take it.
The Kuwaiti newspaper “Al-Qabas” quoted informed government sources as saying that a perception is being formed regarding the target groups receiving the approved vaccine in the early stages of its arrival, excluding the obligation of medical personnel and nursing authorities to use it. receive.
Yesterday, Saturday, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced that 426 cases of the emerging coronavirus (Covid 19) have been monitored in the past 24 hours; This brings the total registered to 139,734.
The ministry also announced that there were two deaths from complications from infection with the virus and that 511 people had recovered from the disease, according to its website. This brings a total of 863 deaths and a total of 131,560 recoveries.
The total number of cases currently treated in Kuwaiti hospitals is 7,311 and the total number of intensive care cases is 84.
Kuwait is sixth on the list of Arab countries for the new Coronavirus infections. And in 44th place on the list of international injuries.