Muscat: The Indian Social Club of Oman has reserved 1,300 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for Indian nationals who are members of the club, according to Dr. Satish Nambiar, president of the ISC.
Indians residing in Oman can register for the COVID-19 vaccine provided by ISC. Last week, many members of the Indian diaspora received a WhatsApp message signed by Dr Satish on this drive.
The message urged members of the Indian community to sign up for the vaccine which will be provided to the Seeb medical center which is amply prepared for the major vaccination campaigns. Dr Satish mentioned that this arrangement was part of an agreement with the Department of Health by the Indian Social Club.
First come, first served
Although the vaccine is provided to those who register on a first come, first served basis, more people will be allowed to register once subsequent batches of the vaccine arrive in Oman.
“The ministry set the cost of the Pfizer vaccine at 20 RO per dose, and the clinic we partnered with has an administrative fee of 3 RO per injection, so the total cost of vaccination per person is 46 RO. . “
The club approached the Ministry of Health to vaccinate Indians residing in Oman to speed up vaccine collection, and with Indians forming a significant proportion of expatriates in Oman, this was hailed as a welcome initiative by the Indian community. .
The response was so quick from the community that the club stopped using other names because the first batch of vaccines was full. The vaccination campaign itself is expected to start in a few days, as June is the start date of this vaccine season for people over 45 years old.