Concerning vaccines and vaccinations, the source revealed that the vaccination of expatriates will start from June and will extend over a period of three months. He stressed that, after the deadline in September, renewing the residency of any expatriate will not be allowed unless he has obtained the necessary vaccination. This comes at a time when the circle of countries that have decided to stop using the Astra- Zeneca-Oxford vaccine against COVID-19 expands, with Denmark recently joining South Africa, Austria, and Switzerland in this decision.
However, the Ministry of Health affirmed that it will continue to administer this vaccine as part of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. It insisted that no cases of blood clots or other such side effects were detected or deaths were recorded among all who received the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine in the country. According to a specialized team from the ministry that has been monitoring the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines, it is constantly following up all local and international developments related to the safety of vaccines.