Dubai fully vaccinates two thirds of eligible residents with coronavirus jab
Dubai has fully vaccinated around two thirds of residents eligible for the coronavirus jab, health officials have confirmed.
More than 2.3million people have been inoculated since the mass vaccination drive began in December, with around 83% of the targeted groups having received a Covid-19 jab.
Almost 85% of the United Arab Emirate’s eligible population for the vaccine, of which Dubai is a member state, has received at least one dose of a Covid-19 jab.
Dubai joined forces with its neighbouring states in the UAE to launch a free vaccination programme at the end of last year, which has proven to be one of the most efficient inoculation campaigns across the world.
A total of 13.8 million people have been vaccinated across the UAE, with 39.3% of the population having received both doses, according to figures released by online research publication, Our World in Data.
In a bid to protect a much wider range of people from contracting coronavirus, the UAE has rolled out its vaccination programme to children aged between 12 and 16, which has seen thousands immunized with the Pfizer-BioNTech jab across the seven states, including Dubai.
The four vaccines being administered across the UAE are the Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik V and the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab, all of which are free of charge to citizens and residents.
The UAE set an initial inoculation target of vaccinating half its population by March, a milestone which was successfully achieved.
Before receiving a jab at one of the vaccination facilities, residents and citizens must provide an Emirate ID card together with proof of health insurance and a healthcare card.