Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, as reported by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Friday.

The Saudi health minister, Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah was also vaccinated on December 17, one day after the Kingdom received its first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. He stated that Saudi Arabia hopes to have vaccines to cover around 70 per cent of the Kingdom’s population by the end of 2021.

“What we are seeing today regarding the gains that have been achieved by the Kingdom since the beginning of the pandemic is an extension of one of the most important policies within Vision 2030 that prevention is better than cure,” Dr. Al-Rabiah said.

Dr. Al-Rabiah also shared thanks and gratefulness to the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman for his determination to fulfil the journey of providing vaccines for all the Saudi Arabians.

As reported by the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia, over half a million people have already registered to take the coronavirus vaccine since its launch last Tuesday.

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