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Jaber Causeway Drive-Through Offers Booster Shots

Kuwait: This July 5, 2021 file photo shows a car lined up for people to be vaccinated with the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at the JaberCauseway Drive-Through Vaccine Center. — Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

Kuwait: The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health said the Shake Jaber Causeway drive-through vaccination center began offering booster shots against the coronavirus yesterday. The ministry spokesman, Dr. Abdullah al-Sanad, said in a press conference that the service would continue daily from 4 pm to 10 pm except Saturday. The third booster jab will be offered by the Kuwait Vaccination Center at the Mishlev trade fair every day from 9am to 7pm on Fridays and except for the Jleeb Sports Center without prior reservation. He added that 15 healthcare centers began offering booster shots yesterday, but the previous appointment increased the total number of third-jab providers nationwide to 51, in addition to 36 other existing centers.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday that 240 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, reaching 415,151 cases in the country. The recovery rate increased by 41 to 411,340, accounting for 99.1% of all infections, said the ministry spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad, who said the death toll remained at 2,468. As of Sunday, in addition to the 22 patients in the ward, 4 ICU cases and 1,343 other patients were being treated at home, he said. As many as 23,908 swab tests were performed, for a total of 5,862,681, Dr. Sanad added. —KUNA

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