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The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced dedicating vaccination centres only to elderly people and those with chronic disease in the light of the spike in infections over the past weeks.
The Ministry made the announcement in line with its plan to provide the COVID-19 vaccine and ensure acquired community immunity in order to contain the disease.
The ministry added that over 4-6 weeks the vaccine rollout will be focused on elderly people and those with chronic diseases who are the most vulnerable to COVID-19.
During this period, other segments of society may get vaccinated after prior appointment with inoculation centres available across the nation.
The Ministry called upon the families of the elderly people and those with chronic diseases to ensure their vaccination and protect their health.
The initiative aims to ensure the senior citizens who are unable to visit medical centres have easy access to the vaccine.
Dubai’s health authorities are on track to administer COVID-19 vaccination to 100% of its adult population by the fourth quarter of 2021.
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."
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