A health worker administers a dose of vaccine to Shaikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah on Monday. WAM
Shaikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, Chairman of the UAE Fatwa Council, has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, in support of the country's efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
Shaikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah lauded the UAE's exceptional efforts in its handling of the coronavirus crisis, and for being one of the first countries to provide the vaccine to both citizens and residents to safeguard the health of the community.
He also praised UAE efforts to help other countries fight the pandemic by providing them with medical aid and vaccines.
Earlier this week, China's health authorities had announced approval of the Sinopharm vaccine for general use on the population.
In a statement following the announcement of Chinese health authorities, Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammad Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention said:
Medical workers check the health of Bin Bayyah. WAM
"Today, the Chinese health authorities have approved Sinopharm’s vaccine for general use on the population."
Al Owais noted that the approved Sinopharm vaccine is the same vaccine that was used in the groundbreaking ‘4Humanity’ trials, the first global clinical Phase III trial of an inactivated vaccine to combat COVID-19 which was launched in UAE in July this year, and later was officially registered by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) on Dec.9.
He congratulated Sinopharm on the successful registration of the vaccine in China and expressed pleasure that it will be accessible to the UAE for vaccination of citizens and residents.
India wants to start administering the vaccine soon, most likely by Wednesday, said one of the sources, both of whom declined to be named ahead of an official announcement expected later in the day.
The announcement comes as the Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday expanded coronavirus vaccine eligibility in line with the UAE's proactive policy to ensure the health and safety of all community members.
Crossing the four million does mark comes as result of the efforts made at the country level to contain the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Friday.
The availability of vaccines is one of the biggest achievements of UAE. To all for free and in various centers, which requires everyone to take the vaccine to achieve the goal of covering 50% of UAE's population in the 1st quarter of 2021.
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