Coronavirus Pandemic

UAE: 63,831 Covid vaccine doses administered in 24 hours

Web Report/Abu Dhabi
Filed on August 31, 2021

Sinopharm booster shots will help enhance immunity and comply with approved health protocol for each vaccine.

The UAE has administered 63,831 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 stand at 18.17 million.

This takes the rate of doses to 183.76 per 100 people.

Covid-vaccinated residents in the UAE, who received their second dose of the Sinopharm jab over six months ago, must get a booster dose.

Other vaccinations do not require a booster dose yet, the Government of Abu Dhabi Media Office said.

The cost of Covid-19 PCR tests across the UAE has been slashed to Dh50, authorities announced on August 30.

This will be the standard rate at all medical facilities in the country, according to the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA). Results of these tests must be released within 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the European Commission said on Tuesday that 70 per cent of the European Union's adult population has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, hitting a target it had set at the beginning of the year.

The announcement marks an important milestone in the EU vaccination strategy after a slow start — but it also masks big differences among EU countries, with some nations being well above the 70 per cent goal while others in the poorer eastern region of the bloc being far behind.

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