What to know about the Tawakkalna app changes from February 1

All citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia must take the booster dose of coronavirus vaccine to secure their “immune” status…

Changes are coming to the Tawakkalna app from Tuesday February 1, when all adults aged 18 and over are required to have a booster dose in order to maintain their fully vaccinated (immune) status.

As reported by the Saudi Gazette, The Ministry of Health confirmed that from next Tuesday the immunization status will be updated in the Tawakkalna app for all adults who had their second jab at least 8 months ago. If you’re an adult over the age of 18 who had a second dose within the last 8 months, your immunisation status will not change, the ministry added.

Back in December, an official source at the Ministry of Interior explained that the booster shot would become mandatory eight months after getting the second dose of the vaccine.

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

Having an immune status on the Tawakkalna app allows Saudi residents and citizens 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.

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