Saudi Arabia received the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday morning.
Dr. Tawfiq Al Rabiah, Minister of Health, announced the arrival of the vaccine shipment. “I am pleased to inform everyone, citizens and expatriates, about the arrival of the first batch of the coronavirus vaccine this morning, and I hope that it will be the beginning of an end to the crisis,” he said.
The vaccine will be provided to both citizens and expatriate residents for free, and at the earliest possible opportunity,” the minister said at the 2021 Saudi Budget Forum.
The health ministry said more than 150,000 have registered via the Sehhaty application to get the vaccine since the launch of the registration on Tuesday.
The ministry urged everyone to speed up registration in order to preserve their health and safety and protect themselves from being infected by the coronavirus.