Dubai’s health authorities are on track to administer COVID-19 vaccination to 100 per cent of its adult population by the fourth quarter of 2021.
Dubai , Dubai
09 February 2021, 12:00 AM
28 February 2021, 12:00 AM
Dubai’s health authorities are on track to administer COVID-19 vaccination to 100 per cent of its adult population by the fourth quarter of 2021, said Dr. Amer Sharif, Head of Dubai’s COVID-19 Command and Control Centre.
Dubai has started a massive free vaccination campaign, with more than 120 vaccination centres set up. Several more will be established in the coming weeks. The emirate currently offers the Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, all three of which have been approved by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention.
Speaking to Bloomberg TV in an interview broadcast today, Dr. Sharif- said: “Our health authorities are further monitoring more vaccines for approval. We have seen a great response to our vaccination campaign from the Dubai community, and I would like to thank them for their sense of responsibility.”
Dubai also has a shorter-term target of vaccinating 50 per cent of its “population of eligible adults” by the end of March 2021. “We are one of the world’s leading countries to ramp up vaccination,” he noted.
Dubai is set to receive new supplies of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, following discussions with the manufacturer’s representatives in the region, he added.