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UAE Covid vaccine: Sharjah police personnel receive China's Sinopharm jab

Sharjah - The vaccine campaign is aimed at extending healthcare facility to all Sharjah Police personnel.



by

Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 8:35 PM

Last updated: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 8:45 PM

Sharjah Police personnel on Tuesday received China’s Sinopharm vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

The initiative is a part of the health campaign launched by police headquarters in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP).

The vaccination drive was held at the Police Science Academy in Sharjah.

Major-General Saif Al-Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, received the officers and heads of various departments for the jab.

The vaccine campaign is aimed at extending healthcare facility to all Sharjah Police personnel.

Major-General Al Shamsi expressed his appreciation to the visionary leadership of the UAE for their extraordinary efforts to contain the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak that continues to afflict large parts of the world.

The UAE has played a stellar role in combating the SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, by enforcing all precautionary measures. It is one of the few countries in the world, which have been the fastest to roll out Sinopharm and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines for its nationals and residents for free.

The county’s authorities work in accordance with the best international practices.

Major-General Al Shamsi also thanked MoHAP officials, doctors, paramedics for administering the jabs and for their untiring support and cooperation amid the pandemic.

He also stressed on Sharjah Police’s keenness to ensure safety of all its employees.

Officers, who received the jab, said they are emboldened to discharge their duties as frontline heroes.


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