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Booster dose crucial for immunity: Dr Al Qahtani

TDT | Manama

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Lt. Col. Dr Manaf Al Qahtani said the booster dose is necessary for strengthening immunity against the COVID-19 virus. “While Bahrain is continuing its vaccination campaign, citizens and residents must take their booster doses to enhance the results reached by the Kingdom during the previous phase.”

Booster does, he said, enhances the effectiveness of vaccination in relieving the severity of the symptoms. He also stressed the importance of completing vaccination promptly. Bahrain, he said, has not recorded any case of hospitalisation among those who have completed 14 days after receiving the booster dose, ensuring the effectiveness of the booster dose in preventing the various virus strains.

Al Qahtani also revealed that until the 27th of this month, Bahrain inoculated 131,192 people against the virus with booster doses. “Only 71 people contracted the virus 14 days after receiving the booster dose, which makes their percentage as low as 0.05%,” said Al Qahtani. Bahrain, he said, could eliminate the COVID-19 virus only through concerted efforts and support for the national vaccination campaign.