UAE: 42,818 Covid vaccine doses administered in 24 hours

The total doses administered now stand at 21.5 million.



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Published: Fri 12 Nov 2021, 4:12 PM

Last updated: Fri 12 Nov 2021, 4:16 PM

The UAE has administered 42,818 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 21.5 million.

This takes the rate of doses to 217.41 per 100 people.

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