The UAE government has stated that it has vaccinated all frontliners in the country against COVID-19
The Ministry of Health and Prevention on Sunday announced that all frontline workers have successfully received the COVID-19 in line with the UAE government's national vaccination efforts.
According to the update issued by the Ministry, the first line of defence against the pandemic crisis was among the first priority in the vaccination campaign rolled out by the government in October 2020.
National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has now stated that the COVID-19 vaccine will now be administered to other sections of society such as residents and citizens, particularly the elderly and people with chronic diseases.
The authority declared that more than a quarter-million residents have been given both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as of now. On Sunday, health authorities announced that over one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far during the campaign, taking the total number of doses to 1,086,568.
The government launched the national campaign last year to provide free and easy access to COVID-19 vaccine at various medical centres across the country. The UAE government has vowed to vaccinate 50 per cent of the country's population in the first quarter of the year 2021.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in the country, the leadership has maintained that human health is its first and foremost priority. In line with its ongoing efforts to combat the virus, the NCEMA, has urged the public to take the vaccine for the health and safety of society.