Coronavirus Pandemic

Covid vaccine UAE: 52,090 doses administered in 24 hours

Web report/Dubai
Filed on March 29, 2021
Photo: Reuters

A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine.

The UAE has administered 52,090 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 8.13 million. This takes the rate of doses per 100 people to 82.24.


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The UAE is producing a Covid-19 vaccine called Hayat-Vax in the country, a local entity involved in the process said.

Hayat — meaning ‘life’ in Arabic — is the first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine in the region to be manufactured by a newly created joint venture between Abu Dhabi’s G42 and Sinopharm.

The UAE has said it will start production of the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine Sinopharm from April.

Meanwhile, a top official has confirmed that Rafed, an Abu Dhabi-based healthcare procurement company, has partnered with Abu Dhabi Ports to establish the UAE’s largest cold storage facility for Covid vaccines.

The state-of-the-art facility can store vaccines at temperatures ranging from 8 to -80 degrees Celsius, Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Honorary Chairman of Hope Consortium, said during a virtual summit in Abu Dhabi.

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