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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Gets COVID Vaccine Dose

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Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Thursday received a COVID-19 jab, more than three weeks after the kingdom kicked off a three-phase inoculation programme, official media said.

King Salman, 85, “received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine,” in the futuristic Red Sea city of Neom, the Saudi Press Agency said.

Official media published pictures and videos showing the king receiving the injection.

Saudi Arabia launched its coronavirus vaccination campaign on December 17 after receiving the first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

The health ministry said the programme would roll out in three phases, starting with people over 65 and those with chronic ailments or at high risk of infection.

People over 50 would be vaccinated next, with everyone else included in the third stage, the ministry said, adding that the vaccine would be free for citizens and residents.

Saudi Arabia has recorded more than 363,000 novel coronavirus cases, including more than 6,000 deaths — the highest among the Gulf Arab states.

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