UAE: More Than 40% of the Population Received A Vaccine Dose

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 17 February 2021 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021
UAE: More Than 40% of the Population Recieved A Vaccine Dose
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UAE health authorities said on Tuesday, that more than 40 per cent of the UAE’s population has received at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine and that 48.6 per cent of the elderly have received the vaccine.

Dr Farida Al Hosani, spokeswoman for the health sector, said at the weekly Covid-19 briefing that more than 5.19 million doses have been administered and the rate of doses per 100 people is 52.56.

Al Hosani said that people should still take the second dose of the vaccine if they became infected and recovered after the first dose.

In addition, Al Hosani added that Sinopharm, Pfizer-BionTech, AstraZeneca and Sputnik vaccines work differently, but all trigger the body’s immune system to fight the virus. However, nobody knows how long the immunity will last.

“Antibodies will become less over time but the immune system has memory cells and these cells will remember the components of the vaccine if they contract the virus after a long time,” she said.

UAE has a target of inoculating 50 per cent of population by the end of the first quarter.

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