COVID-19: UAE moving rapidly towards herd immunity as high priority groups being vaccinated

SourceGulf News

Dubai: The vaccination drive across the UAE is moving very well, says Dr Hanan Al Suwaidi, Chair of Testing Stream at the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Mohammad Bin Rashid University in Dubai. In an exclusive interview with Gulf News, Dr Al Suwaidi tackled questions fundamental to the national vaccine programme and its impact on the health of the country. "The recent updates from the UAE government shows that more than 50 per cent of the target vaccination groups have begun the vaccination process; they have received at least one dose. This is great progress across the country," she added.

The UAE has already crossed the six million mark in vaccination. Vaccine priority is very important to ensure that individuals who are at a higher-risk of illness if they get COVID-19 are vaccinated. It is also pertinent for individuals who are at a higher risk of contracting the illness due more...