Covid-19 booster dose vaccination is mandatory in Saudi Arabia

All citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia must take a booster dose with effect from February 1, 2022…

As of February 1, 2022, adults aged 18 and above are required to have a booster dose in order to maintain their fully vaccinated (immune) status on the Tawakkalna application.

An official source at the Ministry of Interior has explained that the booster shot will become mandatory after eight months of getting the second dose of the vaccine.

You can book an appointment for the booster dose through the Tawakkalna and Sehhaty apps.

Having an immune status on the app allows people to participate in economic, commercial, cultural, sports or tourist activities, attend any cultural, scientific, social, or recreational event, enter any government or private establishment, and travel on planes and public transport.


Those exempt from taking the vaccine against coronavirus as listed on the app do not need to take the booster dose.

The source stressed the need for everyone to adhere to all precautionary and preventive measures and approved health protocols.

Saudi Arabia began easing Covid-19 restrictions in October, allowing gatherings and lifting some mask mandates for those who have received two doses of the vaccine.

Masks in open spaces are no longer mandatory for fully-vaccinated people. However, members of the public must still wear them in closed spaces and areas that are not monitored by the Tawakkalna tracing app.

As of yesterday (December 4), Saudi Arabia reported 29 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 549,877. The Kingdom has administered over 47 million Covid-19 vaccine doses.

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