The Director of the Vaccinations Department at the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Abdulbasit Asmiou, said that the vaccination campaign for students targets the age group from 12 to 17 years old.

Asmiou explained in media statements that, during the next two days, they would start distributing the Pfizer vaccine for pregnant women, in addition to providing the third booster dose for adults aged 50 years and over, chronic disease and immunodeficiency patients, and medical and paramedical staff.

The NCDC official indicated that they registered an increase in the number of people turning out to get their Covid-19 shots after the emerge of the new variant Omicron in several countries, noting that the vaccinations rate ranges from 400 to 800 doses per day.