UAE’s health ministry shuns COVID-19 vaccine rumors, warns of legal action

SourceSaudi Gazette

The health ministry in the United Arab Emirates dismissed as false the rumors doing rounds on social media platforms about COVID-19 vaccines.In a statement on Monday carried by state news agency WAM, the UAE’s health ministry underlined the importance of obtaining information from official and reliable sources and called upon all community members to verify the information before circulation in order to avoid legal liability.The ministry stressed that all those propagating fake information will be held legally accountable.In another development, the health ministry announced that 80,683 people have received the coronavirus vaccine over the last 24hrs, bringing the total number of jabs taken so far to 1,167,251, at 11.8 doses per 100 people.This is in line with the UAE’s health ministry's plan to provide the COVID-19 vaccine and in an effort to achieve herd immunity, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the virus. more...