While the Kuwaiti street awaits the arrival of any approved vaccine for the emerging corona virus, to put an end to the increase in infections and the resulting deaths of some pathological cases, there is a large segment that refuses to take the vaccine for Corona, for various reasons, including what is related to the side effects of any vaccine, and some The other is related to the lack of clarity about the safety of these vaccines so far.
The Ministry of Health announced a while ago that it had agreed with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), to supply 1.6 million doses of the Corona vaccine to the country as soon as it was produced, which is sufficient for 800,000 people, so that each person is given two doses, and these vaccines are likely to arrive within Next November, after passing clinical trials in the third phase, which has reached its final stages, and is being given to 30,000 people now, to study its safety or even its side effects, if any.
With countries and international medical companies racing to produce the first vaccine for the Corona virus, and Russia and other countries announcing its production, scientific studies that were not published about it prior to announcing the end of its production are absent, subject to suspicion and mistrust by citizens and residents about such vaccines and the extent of their effect on the body A person takes it, so that they prefer to be slow and not rush to approach it upon arrival in the country.
Review the mechanisms
In a related context, informed sources in the Ministry of Health revealed that a mechanism for disbursing the vaccination of the first approved vaccine for “Corona” in the event that it arrives in Kuwait has not been defined, indicating the existence of more than one proposal and a method for its disbursement that will be presented and circulated, as it will be determined in future meetings that will be held between specialists. In the field of vaccinations at the Ministry.
The sources explained that among the proposals is to allocate the vaccine to all citizens and some groups of residents, in addition to allocating part of it to patients with chronic diseases. Such as blood pressure, diabetes, heart, cancer, respiratory diseases, and risk factors for death, as well as those over 50 years old, indicating that they are mechanisms that have been proposed so far, and none of them have been officially approved, in addition to the possibility of introducing new methods in the future to disburse vaccination.