Priests seen at a church during a vaccination campaign. WAM
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
As a part "Choose to Vaccinate" campaign Abu Dhabi's Department of Community Development (DCD) has organised a series of visits to non-Muslim places of worship in the emirate to vaccinate people against COVID-19.
More than 10,000 individuals were vaccinated at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church early last week.
The campaign will continue into the second phase for the Coptic Church and the Evangelical Church in Al Mushrif.
Among the first Hindu religion leaders to receive the vaccine was Swami of the Hindu temple, the international representative of the temple.
He praised the UAE’s leading efforts to confront the pandemic by creating an integrated system and offering a clear roadmap for full recovery.
The Swami also encouraged Hindus in Abu Dhabi to get vaccinated.
Visits are conducted in partnership with health authorities and in coordination with clerics and authorised places of worship for non-Muslims in Abu Dhabi, to provide free vaccinations to the public.
The move is part of the efforts of the UAE to promote vaccinations, in line with the country’s ongoing precautionary measures to combat its spread and preserve the health and safety of all community members, citizens and residents alike.
It further highlights the cooperation among all parties to take advanced steps to address the crisis in a flexible and efficient manner to help bring life back to normal.
The units will provide 'mobile and rapid solutions for early diagnosis and vaccinations' in different regions of the Emirate of Ajman.
The UAE Government said on Tuesday that if the immunity tests were positive for a person then the individual would not require COVID-19 vaccination.
The UAE health authorities said on Tuesday that the UAE population is at the top globally in the rate of receiving vaccine doses per 100 people, compared to countries whose population exceeds one million.
The Ministry underscored the UAE's keenness to deepen cooperation with the Republic of Sudan in all fields and strengthen ties between the two countries and peoples.
Another blast later in the day near the money exchange market in Jalalabad injured six people, according to police in Nangahar province.
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