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UAE Covid vaccine: Over 6 million doses administered

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on February 27, 2021
Wam

A single dose of Pfizer and BioNtech’s Covid-19 vaccine has been found to cut the number of asymptomatic infections.

The UAE has vaccinated 81,790 residents against Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

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The country's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said the total doses administered now stands at million 6.1million. This takes the rate of doses per 100 people to 60.82.

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A single dose of Pfizer and BioNtech’s Covid-19 vaccine has been found to cut the number of asymptomatic infections and could significantly reduce the risk of transmission of the virus, results of a UK study found on Friday.

Researchers analysed results from thousands of Covid-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England.

The Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine has proven 94 per cent effective in a study involving 1.2 million people in Israel, the first peer-reviewed real world research confirming the power of mass immunization campaigns to bring the pandemic to a close.

The paper, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, also demonstrated there is likely a strong protective benefit against infection, a crucial element in breaking onward transmission.





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