COVID-19: Over 1 million UAE residents have already taken the coronavirus vaccine

A total of 78,793 doses were given in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of doses to 1,020,349

Krystien Meyers
January 10, 2021 6:42 PM

In line with the Ministry of Health's (MoHAP) plan to provide the vaccine to more than 50% of the UAE population in the first quarter of 2021, a total of 78,793 doses were given in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of doses to 1,020,349 with a distribution rate of 10.32 doses per 100 people.


To that end, different emirates in the UAE have taken steps to step ramp up efforts to vaccinate its residents.

Abu Dhabi launched a ‘Choose to Vaccinate’ campaign whereby all of its residents can receive a shot for free.


In Dubai meanwhile, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced the addition of another centre which will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the emirate.


The seven DHA facilities where the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is now available include:

– Al Safa primary Health Care Centre

– Zabeel primary Health Care Centre

– Al Mizhar primary Health Care Centre

– Nad Al Hamr primary Health Care Centre

– Al Barsha primary Health Care Centre

– Uptown Miriff Medical Fitness Centre

– Hatta Hospital.


The DHA’s vaccination campaign is targeting four main categories. The first category includes people who are 60-years-old and above, people with chronic diseases and people of determination.


The second category includes frontline workers in both the public and private sectors. The third category is made up of vital-sector workers, while the fourth category will be open to all others who wish to be vaccinated.

Priority will be given to the first three categories, the health authority added that the vaccination will become available to the fourth category in the near future.


The UAE reported 2,998 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country since the start of the outbreak up to 227,702.



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