The National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) highlighted the importance of following all precautionary guidelines, including being vaccinated against COVID-19, to increase shared immunity and community protection, and reduce the severity of symptoms for those infected.
The Taskforce noted that 78% of the 1706 active COVID-19 cases recorded on Friday, 7 May, have not received a vaccine, while the percentage of those unvaccinated in intensive care was 94% of 119 cases. The Taskforce further added that all 4 of the deaths recorded on 7 May were of persons not vaccinated.
The Taskforce reiterated the dangers of not following all precautionary measures, adding that vaccines contribute to reducing the number of COVID-19 infections, and the symptoms of those infected.
The Taskforce concluded by urging everyone to register for a vaccine, free of charge, by visiting the Ministry of Health’s website on www.healthalert.gov.bh or via the “BeAware Bahrain” application.