The Saudi Minister of Health, Tawfiq al-Rabiah told told Al Arabiya newspaper that coronavirus vaccines will be available in pharmacies across the Kingdom for free.
Saudi Arabia will make Coronavirus Vaccines free to available in Pharmacies
This step comes as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to expand its ongoing vaccination campaign and facilitate access to vaccine sites, the minister added.
Over 100 vaccination centers have opened around the country since Saudi Arabia began its nationwide vaccination campaign on 17 December 2020, the ministry said on Tuesday.
The first pharmacy to provide COVID-19 vaccine beside the centers is Al dawaa pharmacies. The first community pharmacy approved by the Ministry of Health to provide Coronavirus vaccines and vaccinate them within its branches.
Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) recently approved the use of AstraZeneca vaccines, in addition to those from Pfizer-BioNTech, with which the Kingdom started the vaccination campaign on Dec. 17, 2020.
The SFDA is also evaluating the use of four additional COVID-19 vaccines in its efforts to expand the vaccination campaign.