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Bahrain's king receives COVID-19 vaccine

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa was vaccinated days after Bahrain approved use of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine.
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 17: The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine being prepared prior to a vaccine event at Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center on December 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

Bahrain’s 70-year-old king, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, was vaccinated on Wednesday evening, state media reported, making him one of the first world leaders to receive a coronavirus vaccine. 

God has endowed Bahrain with a society with a high level of awareness and keenness to adhere to all precautionary measures and directives issued by the national medical taskforce to combat the coronavirus, which had a great impact on the Kingdom’s ability to limit its spread within the community,” the king said in a statement carried by the Bahrain News Agency.

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