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The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said all UAE citizens and residents aged 16 and above who are eligible for vaccination are now included in National Vaccination Programme against COVID-19.
The announcement comes as MoHAP on Sunday expanded coronavirus vaccine eligibility in line with the UAE's proactive policy to ensure the health and safety of all community members.
Previously, the minimum age to get the vaccine in the UAE was 18 years.
The MoHAP has announced that 84,852 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given in the past 24 hours. The total number of doses provided up to today stands at 1,882,778 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 19.04 doses per 100 people.
This is in line with the UAE Health Ministry's plan to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to all members of society and efforts to reach acquired immunity resulting from the vaccination, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the coronavirus.
Member states are struggling to contain a third wave of the epidemic and kick-start vaccine programmes slowed by a shortfall in deliveries, and Britain has warned the bloc against resorting "vaccine nationalism."
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.
Following an EU summit, French President Emmanuel Macron said there was a "new type of world war," adding: "We are looking in particular at Russian and Chinese attacks and attempts to gain influence through the vaccine."
According to government data on Sunday, the nationwide tally of infections has reached 34.17 million since the start of the pandemic. The health ministry statement said the country reported 561 deaths overnight, taking the overall tally to 454,269 fatalities.
The central weather bureau traced the epicentre of the quake to northeastern Yilan county, and said it hit at a depth of 67 kilometres. According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 66km.
It comes after North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Tuesday, prompting an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.