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13 March, 2021

Covid-19: UAE crosses 6.5m vaccine doses; set to hit 50% target

In the past couple of weeks, the vaccination drive has been progressing steadily while prioritising the vulnerable category of the general public.

The UAE has offered more than 6.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses till date as part of the national vaccination campaign, local authorities said on Saturday. And the country remains poised to reach its ambitious target of vaccinating 50 per cent of the population soon.

In the past couple of weeks, the vaccination drive has been progressing steadily while prioritising the vulnerable category of the general public. According to the stats from Our World in Data website, the UAE continues to be second best globally in terms of the cumulative doses administered per 100 people.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced the total number of doses provided up till Saturday stood at 6,516,723 with a distribution rate of 65.89 doses per 100 people.

On March 9, the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority said that 3,777,143 people at 48.71 per cent of the targeted population were vaccinated, i.e., had received a dose. This was announced when the total number of doses offered was 6,325,211.

The UAE had strived to vaccinate half the population by the end of the first quarter and the health authorities are all set to achieve the goal in the next few days.

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