UAE: 18,803 Covid vaccine doses administered in 24 hours

The total doses administered now stand at 21.6 million.



By Web Desk

Published: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 5:24 PM

The UAE has administered 18,803 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 21.6 million.

This takes the rate of doses to 219.05 per 100 people.

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