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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Abdulrahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, has announced on Tuesday that the UAE has so far vaccinated 52.46% of the total target group.
“Today, we announce a new achievement for the UAE in reducing and combating the COVID-19 pandemic, as the national campaign reaches its goal of vaccinating 52.46% of the total target group in the UAE,” said Al Owais.
“In addition, the vaccine was provided to 70.21% of elderlies and people with chronic conditions, which is the priority of this great national effort,” he said.
Al Owais said that as daily reports about vaccine doses continue, we are approaching 7 million vaccines in more than 205 medical centres in different regions of the country.
“This is a positive step that places the UAE among the countries with the highest vaccination rate,” Al Owais added.
Al Owais said that these numbers reflect the tremendous efforts made by our health sector and our heroic teams to provide the utmost protection and maintain public health.
“It is also an indication of the strength of the medical and health systems in the UAE. We are working hard to succeed in providing the vaccine to 100% of our people,” he said.
Talking about the availability of vaccines in the country he said vaccines’ availability is one of the most important achievements of the country in our battle against the pandemic.
“Vaccines are available to everyone free, in various centres, operating at maximum capacity,” he said.
The minister urged everyone to join hands, cooperate and take the initiative to vaccinates as to ensure the immunity of the community and the return to normal life.
According to daily reports on the campaign, the country has provided nearly seven million vaccine doses to more than 205 medical centres, marking considerable progress and making the UAE a leading country in terms of vaccinating its people.
The UAE was able to provide more than 6 million doses to date and to provide the vaccine to 3,614,070 people, completing 46.61% of the target category. The vaccine has been provided to 61.41% of elderly people, the current targeted category.
Great efforts reflect the vision of delivering services and providing the vaccine to the citizens, says Hessa Tahlak.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed expressed his thanks to Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad for his congratulations and the sincere fraternal feelings he showed, wishing the brotherly State of Qatar and its people further progress and development.
Sheikh Sultan’s statement reads, “The Ruler of Sharjah congratulates Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on his appointment as Vice President."
Sheikh Mohammed said, “I congratulate my brothers Sheikh Hazaa, Sheikh Tahnoun, Sheikh Mansour and Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed for the confidence in the President of the State. In you and your brothers, the leaders of the new generation, the march continues.”