Dubai is planning to vaccinate all eligible adults by the end of the year according to the head of Dubai’s Covid-19 Command and Control Centre.
And they’re using a combination of vaccinations to ensure they can get the job done.
“We are planning for 100% of eligible adults by the end of the fourth quarter of this year,” Amer Sharif, the head of Dubai’s Covid-19 Command and Control Centre told Bloomberg TV.
“The current approach for the country is we make available for the people whatever vaccines have been going through the clinical trials, and at the same time partner with different entities to enhance this industry,” Sharif said.
The UAE is one of the leading countries in the world for vaccinations. It’s already administered 4.2 million doses.
And it’s approved shots from Pfizer Inc., BioNTech SE and China’s Sinopharm. It’s also approved Russia’s Sputnik vaccine for emergency use. On top of that, Dubai the first shipment of the AstraZeneca Plc-Oxford University vaccine.
Recent test results indicate that the UAE is past its current peak of infections. On Saturday, the Ministry of Health announced there were 3,276 new cases, a drop from the previous week.
And the UAE is looking to keep driving those figures down thanks to the current restrictions and keep up the vaccination drive.
“We need to make sure we strike a balance between the numbers of cases but also the social wellbeing and economic wellbeing of our people,” Sharif said.