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UAE: 78,495 Covid vaccine doses administered in 24 hours

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on September 8, 2021
Reuters

The country leads the world when it comes to coronavirus vaccination rates.


The UAE has administered 78,495 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 18.6 million.

This takes the rate of doses to 188.4 per 100 people.

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Authorities in the UAE on Tuesday announced free Covid-19 PCR tests for vaccinated students and education sector employees.

Students and staff at government schools are required to undergo PCR tests routinely. Students aged 12 and above who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 need to take a PCR test every week for in-person learning. Vaccinated students aged 12 and above; and unvaccinated ones under 12 need to take one every month.

The UAE leads the world when it comes to Covid-19 vaccination rates. According to ‘Our World in Data’ statistics on Tuesday, the country has the highest percentage of fully vaccinated residents.

Close to 78 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, while over 89 per cent have received at least one dose.





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