Everyone’s talking about the vaccination campaign taking place in the UAE at the moment, with the race to give as much of the population the jab as soon as possible!
This week Dr Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson for the UAE Health Sector, shared some more details about the vaccination campaign in the UAE during a weekly press briefing.
Dr Al Hosani said that 8 per cent of the UAE population has been vaccinated so far and the plan is to inoculate 50 per cent of the population during the first quarter of 2021.
Continue With Preventative Measures
Although the vaccination campaign is in full swing, Dr Al Hosani called for caution and noted that even if the vaccine shot has been taken, people must continue to abide by precautionary measures such as wearing face masks, washing hands and maintaining social distancing.
Speaking about this, the Doctor said:
“The vaccine is available at government and private health facilities and vaccination centres. We aim through the vaccination drive to facilitate procedures for a larger segment of society to take the vaccine,”
Dr Al Hosani also noted that there has been a rise in the number of daily reported cases in the country, so there is still a long road ahead. Precautionary measures still need to be in place.
47,000 Shots Given A Day In The UAE
Dr Al Hosani confirmed that the vaccine is 100 per cent effective for people over 60 years old and they are advising all people within this category to get the vaccine.
About 8 per cent of the UAE’s population has been vaccinated, which means there have been roughly 47,000 jabs given a day.
“We seek to ensure that more than 50 per cent of the UAE’s population have been vaccinated during the first quarter of 2021,” she explained.