250,000 in UAE received two doses of vaccine

Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 11 January 2021: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) yesterday announced that it has bypassed the milestone of one million doses of the vaccine, providing 1,086,568 doses, with over 250,000 people receiving two doses.

It also noted that the vaccine is being provided to frontline workers, who were prioritised since it was approved at the start of October 2020, adding that the vaccine is available to all segments of the community, whether citizens and residents, most notably elderly people and those with chronic diseases.

The ministry and local health authorities launched the national Covid-19 Vaccine campaign, which offers the vaccine in all public and private health establishments around the country, to make it available to all citizens and residents free of charge and voluntarily.

66,219 more vaccinated

MoHAP announced that 66,219 more people have received the coronavirus vaccine, bringing to 1,086,568 the total number of jabs taken so far across the nation, at 10.99 doses per 100 people.

MoHAP and health authorities have recently launched a national campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated, especially the elderly, and those with chronic diseases.

2,876 new cases, 2,454 recoveries, and 6 deaths

MoHAP also announced that it 171,951 additional tests over the past 24 hours, and announced 2,876 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 230,578. According to the Ministry, the infected individuals are from various nationalities, are in a stable condition, and receiving the necessary care.

MoHAP also announced 6 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 708.

The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished Covid-19 patients a speedy and full recovery. It called on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.

MoHAP also noted that an additional 2,454 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 206,114 carry out the necessary treatment.


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