More Than 10 Million Vaccinations Administered in UAE

  • Publish date: Sunday، 25 April 2021
More Than 10 Million Vaccinations Administered in UAE

As we still are fighting Covid-19, UAE has now adminstered more than 10 million Covid-19 vaccine doses in just a few months milestone.

UAE hit the milestone on Thursday, following the vaccination of 101,239 people. This took the total number of doses administered to 10,001,241 or 101.12 for every 100 people.

The Minister of Health and Prevention highlighted the importance of choosing to vaccinate "to ensure recovery from the pandemic".

Abdulrahman Al Owais said the success of the vaccination program was a result of "the vision and directives of the country’s leadership, and the significant efforts of the health sector and all front-line defenders to protect the community's health and safety".

"The four types of vaccines are being distributed free to all segments of the community and in all areas of the country, and they are safe and highly efficient," Mr Al Owais said.

As of now more than half of the UAE population is now vaccinated, which indeed did bring the number of new Covid-19 cases down as about 5.1 million people have received their first dose of the vaccine, while more than 3.8 million people are fully vaccinated.

This sums up to be about 65 per cent in the UAE eligible to receive the vaccine.

Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, and chairman of the National Covid-19 Crisis Recovery Management and Governance Committee, called on people to keep coming forward to receive the inoculation.

"The country is keen to provide the Covid-19 vaccine to all eligible categories of people," Dr Al Jaber said.

"The co-operation of all members of the community and their support for the national efforts has helped the campaign to achieve its goals."

The director general of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, Obaid Al Shamsi, said: "The campaign’s success is the outcome of the vision of the country’s leadership, which is keen to facilitate the provision of the vaccine to all segments of the community in record time."

According to doctors, the number of positive cases had fallen in recent weeks and Dr Azeem Abdul Salam Mohamad, a specialist in internal medicine at Bareen International Hospital in Abu Dhabi said, "If the vaccination is proceeding at this rate, we can achieve development of herd immunity in the public at the earliest and hope to defeat this pandemic soon."

Dr Jyothish George, director of Prime Home Care Services and head of vaccinations at Prime Healthcare Group, said vaccines were the best line of defense against Covid-19.

"They will steadily help the UAE achieve the goal of herd immunity," Dr George said.