Coronavirus Pandemic

Covid vaccine UAE: 150,097 doses administered in 24 hours

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on March 18, 2021

UAE authorities have administered the Covid-19 vaccine to over 50 per cent of the population.

The UAE has administered 150,097 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours.

The country's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said the total doses administered now stands at 6.9 million. This takes the rate of doses per 100 people to 70.5.

UAE authorities have administered the Covid-19 vaccine to over 50 per cent of the population.

Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, said during a Press briefing on Tuesday that 52.46 per cent of the target group have been vaccinated.

“The vaccine was provided to 70.21 percent of the elderly and people with chronic conditions," he said.

The UAE has administered close to 7 million doses of the Covid vaccine at over 205 centres across the country.

China has also approved the emergency use of a self-developed recombinant protein subunit vaccine against Covid-19, its main developer, the Institute of Microbiology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said on Wednesday.

The vaccine (CHO Cells) completed phase-1 and phase-2 clinical trials in October 2020. Results support the safety and immunogenicity of this vaccine, with no severe adverse reactions reported.

The level of neutralising antibody elicited by the vaccine is comparable to other Covid-19 recombinant protein vaccines and mRNA vaccines in the world, according to an institute statement, the Xinhua news agency reported.

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