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COVID-19 vaccine, symptoms, and quarantine update February 8, 2022

08 February, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines

KAUST Health will now be making COVID-19 vaccines for those aged 12+ and those aged 5-11 available on a regular weekly basis while supplies last.  Appointments for the vaccine at KAUST Health are available on:

  • +12’s year olds – Monday and Wednesday – 13:00 – 16:00. Bookings can be made here
  • 5 – 11 year olds – Sunday and Tuesday – 15:00 – 16:30.  Bookings can be made here

 

Please ensure that if you book a vaccine slot you attend and do so on the appropriate date and time. 

In addition to those available in KAUST Health, vaccine appointments for everyone age 5 and up remain available through Sehhaty and Tawakkalna for locations in Jeddah and the region.  Please make sure you upload the vaccine to the KAUST  vaccine monitoring form.

 

COVID-19 symptoms

The symptoms for COVID-19 are similar to infection with other common viruses, such as cold and flu. If an individual thinks they have developed COVID-19 symptoms and are concerned, they should follow the advice below which is also on the Keeping KAUST Safe website.

For those with mild symptoms (e.g. mild fever, runny nose, sore throat)

  • isolate at home
  • remain out of work or class until the symptoms have gone
  • there is no need to contact KAUST Health for triage or testing

For those with more severe symptoms (e.g. high persistent fever, new cough, shortness of breath) and/or who is a known contact of a positive case in the same household as a positive case:

  • Isolate at home
  • Contact KAUST Health for assessment and advice

For severe or acute symptoms of emergency nature as below, call 911 (012 808 0911 from mobile) 

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to be woken
  • Bluish lips or face

COVID-19 quarantine/isolation

Following the recent changes to quarantine regulations, the below clarifies the current requirements for quarantine in KAUST.

Positive cases

    • Isolate for 7 days from the date of the positive swab
    • No COVID-19 test will be required on exit from quarantine – the Tawakkalna status will automatically change (from ‘brown’ to ‘dark green- immune’)
    • If you live in KAUST but had your positive test conducted outside of KAUST Health, please call 808 4444 to register your positive status

Contact tracing

Symptomatic

  • All direct contacts with symptoms, irrespective of immunization status, should self-isolate at home.  Further information about COVID symptoms and protocols can be found here.

Asymptomatic

  • Any household contacts of a positive case, who are not fully vaccinated will be required to quarantine for a period of 7 days
  • Any other contact of a positive case who was following masking and distance requirements does not need to quarantine or test