UAE Covid vaccine: 5m jabs spark hopes of herd immunity

SourceKhaleej Times

The UAE has administered more than five million Covid-19 vaccine doses with a distribution rate of 50.61 doses per 100 people, the local authorities announced on Saturday, as a dip in the number of positive cases was recorded for the fourth consecutive day. DON'T MISS: >> Negative PCR result must for unvaccinated residents to enter car testing centre >> UAE teacher praised for teaching online while waiting for vaccine The country, according to Our World in Data website, continues to be a global leader in rolling seven-day averages of doses offered per 100 people. Overall, the UAE is the second highest in the cumulative vaccine distribution rate. “A total of 103,469 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were given in the last 24 hours, to reach 5,005,264 as a total number of doses and with a rate of 50.61 doses per 100 people as vaccine distribution,” the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority tweeted. The five-million mark is a major milestone in the authorities’ efforts towards achieving herd immunity. There are no official stats on how many people are fully vaccinated, i.e., received both the doses. According to the last available data of January more...