Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed receives COVID-19 vaccine shot - GulfToday

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed receives COVID-19 vaccine shot


A medical staffer administers a vaccine on Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

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.

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