Ministry of Interior: taking a booster dose is a requirement for individuals who have spent 8 months since obtaining the second dose to obtain an “Immune” status in Twakkalna

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Riyadh, December 03, 2021, SPA -- A Ministry of Interior official source said regarding the previously announced measures concerning the entrance into activities and events, and to use public transportation, and based on the health authorities requirements to obtain booster doses of (Covid 19) to enhance the immunity among members of society, and to control outbreaks of the virus, especially its mutated strains, and as studies have proven the safety, effectiveness, and importance of stimulant doses, given the chances of a decline in the levels of antibodies in the blood six months since receiving the second dose, which calls for the need for those who have spent six months or more since receiving the second dose, to immediately take the booster vaccine.
The official source also said that starting February 1, 2022, receiving the booster dose will be a requirement for the “Immune” status on Tawakkalna to be displayed, as this will be applied to all individuals who are above the age of 18 and have spent more eight months since receiving the second dose.
The source clarified that as of the aforementioned date; The “Immune “status in the (Tawakkalna) application will be a pre-requisite for the following cases:
1. Entering any economic, commercial, cultural, sports or tourism activity.
2. Entering any cultural, scientific, social, or recreational event.
3. Entering any public or private institution, be it for business or otherwise.
4. Boarding a plane and public transportation.
The above instructions do not apply to individuals who are exempt from taking the vaccine and as indicated in Tawakkalna.
The source stressed the need for everyone to comply with the precautionary, preventive measures and all approved health protocols, adding that all measures are subject to continuous evaluation by the competent health authorities, and as per the developments in the epidemiological situation.
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19:45 LOCAL TIME 16:45 GMT
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