A medical staffer administers a vaccine on Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed.
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, announced on Friday that he had received the COVID-19 vaccine.
He mentioned the name of the manufacturer, which is "Sinopharm."
Sheikh Abdullah tweeted, “COVID-19 vaccine is our way to return to normal life.”
He attached a picture of him the moment he received the vaccine and the tag (#vaccination was done) and added the vaccine’s manufacturer “Sinopharm."
Last week, the Director-General of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), Obaid Rashid Al Shamsi, has taken the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine along with frontline health workers.
Al Shamsi stated that the UAE leadership gives top priority to deliver the highest levels of safety and security to the frontline health professionals and their protection from any health risks they may face while performing their duty.
"In alignment with the leadership's vision, the availability of this safe, effective vaccine will contribute to save and protect lives,'' he added.
The UAE has authorised the emergency use of the vaccine as part of the country’s measures to protect health workers in close contact with COVID-19 patients and ensure their safety, and that it was fully aligned with the regulations and laws that allow a faster review of licensing procedures.
The clinical trial process is usually divided into three phases. The first phase mainly looks into the safety of the vaccine. Phase II evaluates immunogenicity and explores the immunization process in a limited number of individuals. Phase III considers the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in a larger population sample.
Volunteers interested in participating in the world’s first WHO enlisted global clinical Phase III trials of COVID-19 inactivated vaccine in Abu Dhabi can now register on www.4Humanity.ae
The Department of Health Abu Dhabi in collaboration with G42 Healthcare and Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA) has announced the opening of a new purpose-built, walk-in registration, screening and testing facility at ADNEC for volunteers who want to participate in the world’s first clinical Phase III trial of an inactivated vaccine to combat COVID-19.
The first Phase III trials of an inactivated vaccine for COVID-19 in the United Arab Emirates are among the largest in the world in volunteer recruitment having reached 31,000 vaccinated volunteers from more than 120 nationalities in only six weeks.
The 36-year-old husband, from the US, told Abu Dhabi Personal Status Court that his wife, 32, had tried to take her own life and also threatened to kill their children.
Sheikha Latifa said on Instagram, “We were blessed today with a baby girl, Sheikha Bint Faisal Al Qasimi.”
Police in the western province of Makkah said the attacker was a Saudi, but it did not give the nationality of the guard, who they said had sustained minor injuries.
Christian Bolok, who was in his mid-30s, was trying to grab a rooster when one of its gaffs — small steel blades attached to a rooster's legs — cut a gaping wound on his left leg and hit his femoral artery, provincial Governor Edwin Ongchuan said.