The drive was also conducted in Ajman, Dubai, Al Fujairah, Dibba Al Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah.
Gulf Today Report
The Ministry of Community Development (MoCD), in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), continued to carry out the vaccination campaign for senior citizens which was launched last January against COVID-19 all over the UAE. Till today, the campaign included Ajman, Dubai, Al Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah. The vaccination campaign of senior citizens in Ras Al Khaimah was done by a team from the two ministries at the homes of male and female senior citizens in several areas such as: Dahan, Julphar, Al Rams and Shaam areas in Ras Al Khaimah.
The senior citizens' vaccination campaign was launched on Jan.10 and achieved great response from hundreds of male and female senior citizens. As part of its ongoing efforts, the campaign continues to deliver the vaccine to the largest numbers of senior citizens across the UAE to ensure their prevention against the coronavirus and receive two doses as per a timed schedule all over the UAE.
Hessa Tahlak, Assistant Undersecretary of Social Development at the Ministry of Community Development, stressed that the senior citizens vaccination campaign was able to deliver the vaccine to senior citizens in several areas across the UAE through the medical team at the senior citizen centres in Ajman, Dubai, Al Fujairah, Dibba Al Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah. She praised the efforts of the Ministry of Health and Prevention in providing a medical team to vaccine senior citizens at their residences, ensuring the delivery of services and providing the vaccine to the largest possible number of targeted groups and neediest people foremost which are senior citizens.
The Ministry of Community Development is very keen to promote its partnership with competent authorities to reach out to the priority groups and provide COVID-19 vaccine to them, reflecting the instructions and guidance of the UAE wise leadership to provide all the main constituents that enhance wellbeing by overcoming the repercussions of COVID-19 crisis and moving towards returning to our normal lives.
The senior citizens' vaccination campaign is more specific as it is addressed to the most important and vulnerable groups to ensure their health and safety, and prevent complications of the disease, as they are the most vulnerable to complications of COVID-19 based on the fact that the vaccine is the best way to protect all the members of the community from the consequences of the virus to a large extent.
Dr Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, has announced that a third stage study of a possible vaccine against COVID-19 has been approved by the Ethics Committee Scientific research in Abu Dhabi and this is indeed heartening news.
MoHAP has started administering the vaccine to medical and nursing staff at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women and Children.
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.
In addition to the new cases, 1,842 individuals have recovered and four people passed away.
The nine women wore patches with the words “better broken windows than broken promises” in reference to the Suffragette movement of the early 20th century.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.