The Kingdom of Bahrain's efforts in facing the Coronavirus continue to achieve success, starting from providing testing, care, and treatment services to providing free anti-virus vaccines. In its belief in the need to preserve the health and safety of everyone, and following the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the country, may God preserve and protect him, launched the National Vaccination Campaign, to affirm the utmost priority for the health and safety of citizens and residents in the Kingdom of Bahrain in all circumstances.
The Kingdom of Bahrain is one of the first countries that provided basic vaccinations for all segments of society to prevent infectious diseases and protect against epidemic viruses, which is an approach that has been used for decades, as it has been keen to address epidemic diseases of all kinds and reduce its spread.
Since the approval of the expanded program of vaccinations in 1984, which targeted only 6 diseases at the time, the Kingdom of Bahrain continues to strengthen its preventive plans until the vaccination program has reached 19 diseases today. And after Bahrain’s success in eliminating some epidemic diseases, we are witnessing another proof of its readiness and success in facing such diseases, as the vaccination coverage rates reach 100%.
During the past years, when some epidemic diseases swept the Kingdom of Bahrain, it revealed several facts, including the increase in the institutional capacity of state agencies that were gradually developing to address epidemics, especially with the mobilization of health clinics despite their limitations at that time, and commitment to quarantine requirements for the isolated and injured, and also tracking arrivals via ships and ports.
The series of steps taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain during the past months to address the Coronavirus is a true embodiment of the continuous effort it has made for decades to enhance the health and safety of society and protect its members from any epidemic diseases.