UAE vaccinates more than 84% of eligible groups

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The UAE's COVID-19 vaccination drive has now covered 84.66 per cent of the eligible groups (those aged over 16).

More than 95 per cent of the elderly population, aged 60 years and above, have also received the jab.

The figures were revealed during the government's latest media briefing by Dr. Taher Al Ameri, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority's (NCEMA) spokesperson.

Dr. Al Ameri emphasised that the health sector is one of the UAE’s key priorities, and pointed out that 10 field hospitals were established during the pandemic.

These facilities have qualified medical teams and more than 1,500 COVID-related specialists.

With a capacity of about 3,800 beds, the specialized hospitals ensure a streamlined treatment journey.

The official reiterated that vaccine recipients and participants in clinical trials of the vaccine are the only ones who will be allowed to attend events and exhibitions.

Attendees must also present a negative PCR result of a test taken no more than 48 hours before the event.


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