Oman begins COVID-19 vaccine jabs for senior citizens


Oman’s Ministry of Health will start inoculating citizens aged over 65 years with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, daily Times of Oman reported.

The vaccine will be given out at special immunization centers, and the two doses will be administered four weeks apart, the report added.

The Sultanate received on Saturday a total of 100,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from India’s Serum Institute, the world’s largest vaccine factory.

Meanwhile, Oman’s University of Nizwa, in cooperation with the health ministry, detected a rare strain of the COVID-19 virus.

The joint project studied 94 samples of the virus taken from patients in the country and the results have been published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases.