Almost 70% of eligible UAE population receives Covid-19 vaccination

SourceArabian Business

Almost 70 percent of people eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination in the UAE have been inoculated against the virus, according to the latest information from the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA).

Official spokesperson Dr Saif Al Dhaheri told the weekly UAE Government media briefing that 69.89 percent of the eligible category, people over the age of 16 years, have been vaccinated, while 77.84 percent of people over the age of 60 have also received vaccines. He added that 10.7 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered across the country.

The country has approved four types of vaccines, which are Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik and Oxford-AstraZeneca.

Dr Al Dhaheri said: “The UAE’s approach in containing the pandemic has become a model, thanks to the proactive vision of our leadership, the successes made by the frontline heroes and the efforts of our health institutions.”

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