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Updated 29 April 2022

Booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been rolled out in most nations due to concerns over diminishing immunity and the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant.

Kuwait had already started administering booster doses to its residents who are above the age of 16 years, and the authorities have made the vaccine booster shot compulsory for all travellers entering Kuwait since January 2022.

Booster dose vaccine in Kuwait

The Kuwaiti Health Ministry approved and started administering a third dose (booster shot) of COVID-19 vaccinations from September. At first, the booster shots were mainly available for three priority groups, namely, those aged over 60 with underlying health conditions, those most vulnerable to infection risks such as front-line workers, and the immunocompromised people.

The Ministry of Health has officially called out to all people above 16 years of age to take the booster COVID-19 dose in a bid to strengthen immunity against the killer disease.

Who are eligible for booster dose in Kuwait?

The Ministry of Health has made the booster dose available for all people above 16 years of age and advised them to take the booster COVID-19 dose in a bid to strengthen immunity against the disease.

The authorities further stated that people who had taken the second dose at least six months ago can take the third dose without prior registration at the Ministry’s vaccination centres. The step was taken to enhance efforts in limiting the spread of the contagious COVID-19 virus in the country. The would-be recipients were also required to have obtained the second dose of vaccination six months ago.

Kuwait booster dose registration

You can register for your vaccine booster dose in Kuwait on the government COVID booster vaccine registration website. Check out our article on step-to-step guide on vaccine registration in Kuwait.

The government has recently announced that people aged 50+ can just get booster shot without any prior appointment at Jaber Bridge and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh Youth Center.

 

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Kuwait booster dose centers

Booster dose is available at vaccination centers around the country. We strongly advise registering and contacting each location for further information. Here are some such centers:

Jaber Causeway (Bridge) Vaccine Center – Drive through
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Abu Fatira Health Center
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Abdulrahman al Zaid Health Center
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South Khaitan Health Center
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Northwest Sulaibikhat Health Center
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Sabah al Ahmad Health Center
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Al Nahdha Health Center
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Almesayel Health Clinic
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Siddeeq Health Center
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Jaber Al-Ahmad Armed Forces Hospital
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North Ardiya Health Center
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Salwa Specialized Center
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Musaeed Al Saleh Health Center
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Jaber al Ahmad Health Center 1
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Kuwait International Fairground at Mishref
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Police Officers Club
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Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh Youth Center
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Al-Ahmadi Hospital
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Jabriya Medical Center
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Is booster dose compulsory in Kuwait?

The Government Communication Centre on 21 December 2021 stated that they will require citizens who has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for nine months to get a booster shot. Those who fail to get their booster shots will be barred from travel.

The emergence of omicron has made booster shots even more necessary. Research has indicated that 3 vaccine doses — the two preliminary shots plus a booster — could help in increasing the level of protection against a new variant like omicron.

The COVID-19 booster vaccination was earlier compulsory for travellers entering Kuwait. As per the recent announcement, starting 1 May 2022, international travelers to Kuwait are no longer required to be fully immunized nor will they require a PCR test to enter, regardless of their vaccination status.

 

How much does the booster dose cost?

The government of Kuwait is providing the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge to all Kuwait citizens and expats.

 

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