UAE: 14,952 Covid vaccine doses administered in 24 hours

The total doses administered now stand at 22.3 million



By Web Desk

Published: Wed 22 Dec 2021, 4:02 PM

The UAE has administered 14,952 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 22.3 million.

This takes the rate of doses to 226.13 doses per 100 people.

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The company had in August received the Drug Controller General of India's (DCGI's) nod for conducting phase 2 clinical trials of the nasal vaccine.

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