Nearly 45% of UAE’s population inoculated against coronavirus

SourceSaudi Gazette

ABU DHABI — The ministry of health in the United Arab Emirates has so far vaccinated 3,480,415 people against COVID-19, which accounts for 44.89 percent of the target segment of UAE population, the country's health officials said during a media briefing on Tuesday.Speaking to reporters, Dr. Farida Al Hosani, spokesperson for the UAE health sector added that 57.66 percent of the total population above 60 years have been inoculated against the virus. Dr. Al Hosani stated that 5,668,264 doses have been administered, at 57.31 doses per 100 persons while the number of tests conducted crossed the 29 million mark. She added that the UAE is developing its preventive systems and performing ongoing assessments of related outcomes, most notably in terms of health sector statistics and indexes, to boost the sector’s capacity and offer the best healthcare services to members of the community. The country is deploying field hospitals that are in line with international health standards to increase the health sector’s capacity, she further added, noting that seven field hospitals will be ready soon. "We have more...