SAUDI ARABIA

Plan to administer coronavirus vaccine to all educational staff before new academic year

April 06, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it is preparing a time-bound plan to administer coronavirus vaccination to all educational employees before the start of the new academic year. Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh has given the necessary directives in this regard and this is aimed to bring back normalcy and regularity of the educational process.

In a statement on its Twitter account, the Ministry of Education said: “In light of the directives of the higher authorities and out of the ministry’s keenness on the safety of the employees of the ministry, departments of education, universities and technical training, the Minister of Education has directed to prepare a time-bound plan for administering the coronavirus vaccine for all the educational employees, and to complete this before the start of the academic year so as to return to normal life and to the regularity of the educational process.”

It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Health has intensified its vaccination campaign against coronavirus. As of Monday, more than five million doses of the vaccine have been administered through 587 vaccination centers across the Kingdom.


April 06, 2021
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