“It is recommended to get two doses of this vaccine without long intervals because of the vaccine’s nature for a person to stay safe enough,” reads a statement released by the ministry.
The second AstraZeneca vaccine dose is administered between 8 and 12 weeks while the second Pfizer dose is supposed to be administered between 21 and 28 days.
Targeted people to be vaccinated will be communicated via short message. Anyone who received Pfizer dose can also call the toll free line on 114 or seek assistance from nearby health facility if the message is not delivered in due time.
The Ministry of Health has revealed that further updates on AstraZeneca dose will be communicated in coming days.
Health guidelines show that vaccinated people are also encouraged to continue adhering to COVID-19 preventive measures; wearing face masks, keeping social distancing, avoiding public gatherings and washing hands frequently.