RIYADH: Saudi King Salman receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. — AFP

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Thursday received a COVID-19 vaccine jab, more than three weeks after the kingdom kicked off a three-phase inoculation program, official media said.

King Salman, 85, “received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine” in the futuristic Red Sea city of Neom, the Saudi Press Agency said. Official media published pictures and videos showing the king receiving the injection. — AFP