A third of Corona vaccines are approved by Saudi Arabia

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After the Kingdom approved the Pfizer vaccine on December 10, it returned yesterday to adopt the most effective vaccines in one day, “AstraZeneca” and “Moderna”. Thus, the health authorities approved 3 vaccines out of the 8 vaccines in circulation worldwide.Informed sources revealed to “Al-Watan” that health will deal with the next two vaccines, just as it has dealt with “Pfizer” after its safety and security has been proven and it has passed the laboratory laboratories.

She said that it will be distributed to vaccination centers in all regions of the Kingdom to ensure the availability of sufficient numbers to immunize citizens and residents as desired.

Medical protocols

The sources affirmed that these new vaccines will be used by the health department side by side according to the recommended medical protocols and will contribute to securing the request that the health stipulated to be given through the “My Health” application for those wishing to take vaccinations.

She indicated that the scientific committees are working to study and subject every new thing to its research table and follow up all that is new, in order to provide it to everyone who is on the wealth of this generous country, after its safety and security has been proven.

Moderna and its storage capacity

The effectiveness of the moderna vaccine reaches 95%, and the vaccine is distinguished from others in that it can be stored at temperatures up to 20 – and does not require an ultra-cold transport network, which makes it more accessible.

The vaccine structure consists of synthetic mRNA that symbolizes a structure called “high glycoprotein fixed before fusion” of the virus, and it also contains fatty substances called lipids, tromethamine, tromethamine hydrochloride, acetic acid, sodium acetate and sucrose, and the vaccine is the highest price, and the value of one dose ranges between 32 And $ 37 (120-139 Saudi riyals).

The vaccine is given as two doses, separated by 28 days, and is used for people aged 18 and over.

Oxford-AstraZeneca Safe

One of the most prominent features of the two-dose AstraZeneca and University of Oxford vaccine is that it is the cheapest vaccine between 3 and 4 dollars. 15 Saudi riyals », and it is easy to store, as it requires a temperature between two and eight degrees Celsius, which is the temperature of normal refrigerators.

It is considered the first vaccine that the medical reference journal “The Lancet” approved its results for efficacy on December 8th, announcing in the data it published that the AstraZeneca vaccine is “safe”. Side effects of the vaccine are very rare. And the second vaccine licensed by the British Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency, after the “Biontech-Pfizer” vaccine.

The Director General of AstraZeneca Laboratories also announced that the vaccine is able to combat the new strain of the virus.

It depends on a “viral vector”, that is, it is based on another virus, an adenovirus spread among monkeys, that has been modified and adapted to combat the emerging corona virus.

Pfizer-BioNTech

Efficiency: 95%.

Type: messenger RNA “genetic code”.

Dosage: Two doses between the first and the second 19 days.

How is the vaccine given? Injected into the muscle of the upper arm.

Age: 16+.

Storage temperature: -70 ° C.

Price: $ 19.50. «73.71 Saudi riyals»

Modern

Efficiency: 95%.

Type: messenger RNA “genetic code”.

Dosage: Two doses between the first and the second 28 days.

How is the vaccine given? Injected into the muscle of the upper arm.

Age: 18+.

Storage temperature: -20 ° C.

Price: between 32 and 37 dollars (120 – 139 Saudi riyals)

Oxford-AstraZeneca

Efficiency: 70%.

Type: viral vectors.

Dosage: Two doses between the first and second from 4 to 12 weeks.

How is the vaccine given? Injected into the muscle of the upper arm.

Age: 18+.

Storage temperature: 2-8 ° C.

Price: between $ 3 and $ 4 (11-15 Saudi riyals)







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