UAE: Over 7 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Given

UAE healthcare sector news

Sarah Peddie

The United Arab Emirates has reported that it has now administered more than 7 million Covid-19 vaccinations to its population.

The reports came in on Monday March 22 that 75,957 doses of the vaccine were given out in the past 24 hours.

This took the number of administered doses up to over 7.3 million which means the ratio of people who have been vaccinated to 74.56 per 100 people. 

The UAE has approved four Covid-19 vaccines for use:

  • Sinopharm
  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Oxford AstraZeneca 
  • Sputnik V.

This comes after the UAE’s health ministry urged residents who are eligible for the vaccine to start booking appointments as the six-week period given to people most at risk ended. 

Everyone over the age of 16 can now get their coronavirus vaccination at any of the 205 locations around the country.

People choosing to be vaccinated must book their appointment where residents who are vulnerable and at risk will continue to be received by centres without booking. 

Saudi Arabia’s health ministry will also start vaccinating people over the age of 16 with Pfizer vaccine and people over 18 with the Oxford AstraZeneca jab.

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