UAE crosses 3 million mark of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

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Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced the opening of two COVID-19 Vaccination Centers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai, for members of the community who wish to receive the Beijing Institute of Biological Product’s inactivated vaccine. The COVID-19 Vaccination Centers, located in Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Abu Dhabi City and Al Ain Convention Center in Al Ain City, have the collective capacity to administer vaccine shots to 4,000 people daily, and were established in a record time of four days. The centers were established following the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s (MOHAP) announcement of the registration of the vaccine, making the country one of the first in the world to administer a COVID-19 vaccine to the community. In Dubai, the COVID-19 Vaccination Center is located at Dubai Parks & Resorts Field Hospital and has the capacity to accommodate 2,000 people daily.
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Dubai: The UAE on Friday has crossed the 3 million mark of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as part of its national vaccination drive.

Making the announcement on its twitter page, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said: “With a collaborative effort of the health sector and the commitment of the UAE community, we announce today that we have exceeded 3 million doses since the launch of the national vaccine campaign of COVID-19”.

Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that 137,956 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given in the past 24 hours.

The total number of doses provided up to today stands at 3,006,601 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 30.40 doses per 100 people.

This is in line with the Ministry’s plan to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to all members of society and efforts to reach acquired immunity resulting from the vaccination, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the COVID-19 virus.

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