Imagen de archivo de una sanitaria que enseña una vacuna contra la covid en Dubai. Foto: ALI HAIDER/EFE/EPA.

Coronavirus: Emirates claims to have vaccinated 100% of the planned population

United Arab Emirates (UAE), one of the richest countries in the Middle East, has vaccinated 100% of the population against COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health of the Arab country, which thus becomes the first country to reach said goal.

The Emirates, with a population of 9.8 million inhabitants, “has achieved the desired objective of the national campaign against COVID-19, and announces having completed the vaccination of 100% of the target people” of that campaign, the WAM agency said. reproduces the Health figures.

According to information published on the ministry’s website, a total of 24,922,054 doses have been administered to people eligible for immunization, mostly migrant workers, with which 100% of them were immunized with at least one dose and 98.1% with the full regimen.

The campaign, according to WAM, “was aimed at the vaccination and immunization of front line defense groups, volunteers and members of society of ages specified according to the type of vaccination, as well as the elderly and people with chronic diseases. of those whose state of health allows them to take the vaccine”.

According to the OurWorldInData.org web portal, which compiles official information from each country on vaccination, the Emirates is at the forefront in terms of vaccinated population, followed by countries such as Portugal, Cuba and Chile, all with percentages of more than 90% of citizens with at least one dose of the vaccine.

The Arab country, where you can be immunized from the age of three, uses vaccines from Sinopharm, Pfizer-Biontech, Sputnik V and Oxford-AstraZeneca.

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The Ministry of Health, which today reported 575 new cases in the last 24 hours, assured that it has the vaccine “for all members of society in order to reach acquired immunity that helps reduce the number of cases. and control COVID-19.”

Statistics from the Ministry of Health indicate that they have registered a little more than 909,000 cases since the pandemic began, of which 2,305 people have died.

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