Volunteers in Abu Dhabi have begun taking part in Phase III clinical trials of the Russian adenovirus-based COVID-19 vaccine (Sputnik V).
"Surpassing the one million vaccine doses administered to the public in a record time is yet another testament to the community's trust in the efficiency and effectiveness of the measures taken by the UAE government.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad stressed the keenness of the UAE’s leadership to ensure the highest levels of safety for all segments of the community, thanking the campaign’s organisers for their efforts.
The Ministry stressed that all those propagating fake information will be held legally accountable.
Vaccine doesn't causes allergies, has no affect on fertility, doesn't contain any chip and in no way affect our genes, assures senior health official.
The total number of doses provided up to Thursday stands at 2,868,645 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 29.00 doses per 100 people.
MoHAP also noted that an additional 2,770 individuals had fully recovered bringing the total number of recoveries to 272,769.
The Sinopharm vaccine will be available at Nad Al Hamr Health Centre, Al Twar Health Centre and Al Mankhool Health Centre, the DHA said. Dubai began the first phase of the vaccination campaign in December with the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech.
The authority had invited the emirate’s private and public school teachers as well as administration and operations staff to be immunised alongside ADEK employees and their families, to accelerate the safe return to schools.
UAE Team Emirates Principal Mauro Gianetti said, "As a UAE team we are enormously proud of the efforts the nation and its leadership have taken at every level to both, combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to be a leader in the efforts to bring life back to normal."