Today, Monday, the Saudi Ministry of Health announced reducing the time period for giving the booster dose to 3 months from the date of immunization with the second dose.
And the Ministry of Health published through its account on “Twitter” and its awareness platform “Live with Health” several infographic designs that emphasize the importance of the stimulant dose to enhance the level of completion of immunization, which a person has reached, as one dose is not enough, especially with the presence of mutant, while the second dose raises the level of immunity to A level that is resistant and sufficient to repel the virus, especially its mutants, and reduce the possibilities resulting from it, its complications, and the severity of the disease with it to significant levels, and the booster dose is currently important to protect against complications and mutants.
Yesterday, Saudi Health launched the “Keep your level with the booster dose” campaign to urge taking the booster dose of the Corona vaccine and reaching community immunity.
Now it is possible to receive the booster dose of the corona vaccine, 3 months after taking the second dose. pic.twitter.com/TL7Bea3Iix
— Saudi Ministry of Health (@SaudiMOH) December 20, 2021
This step comes as a continuation of the awareness campaign against the emerging (Corona) virus, launched by the Ministry since the beginning of the spread of the virus under the title (Corona Prevention), which aims to educate all members of society, in their various segments and groups, against the (Corona) virus, and guide them to sound educational behaviors that It will contribute to preventing it and limiting its spread, in order to preserve the health and safety of all members of society.
While Saudi Health revealed that it will soon start giving doses of Corona vaccines to children for the age group (5-11).
History of vaccinations for children
For his part, the researcher and trainer in patient safety, Sultan Al-Mutairi, said in an interview with Al Arabiya.net: The vaccination program in Saudi Arabia was linked to birth certificates, and it found great interest from the Saudi government, through the issuance of two royal decrees in 1979 and 1983. The two decrees included linking the granting of a certificate The birth was completed by completing basic vaccinations, followed by a third royal decree in 1988 to immunize all children with the hepatitis C vaccine.
He also pointed out that this program began with six diseases: polio, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, tuberculosis and diphtheria, and after the success of the program, hepatitis, rubella and mumps were added to the vaccination schedule to become nine diseases.
He stressed that as a result of this expanded program, the incidence of these diseases has decreased significantly.