UAE residents have shown massive support to the country's national vaccination campaign by participating in the #TogetherWeRecover initiative on social media. Various residents have interacted on social media using the hashtag "#TogetherWeRecover" in a bid to accentuate the sense of community awareness about the significance of taking the COVID-19 vaccine to combat the disease.
Social media interactions using the hashtag also underlines the cooperation expressed by the UAE citizens and residents in the national efforts to counter the Coronavirus and ensure a gradual return of normalcy across the country by inoculating the community. By taking the COVID-19 vaccine, UAE citizens and residents have shown their support to the government's efforts to protect the health and welfare of the community.
As part of the campaign, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) shared various messages on its official social media accounts to create awareness about the vaccination programme in a bid to encourage Emirati residents to take the COVID-19 vaccine. According to NCEMA, it is particularly crucial for senior citizens, people with chronic diseases, and people of determination over the age of 18 to take the COVID-19 vaccine to protect their health against the disease.
The NCEMA highlighted that the COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by the UAE authorities after ensuring its compliance with the strict global standard. The decision to approve the vaccine was taken in line with the vision of the UAE's leadership and the efforts made by the country’s health sector to combat the crisis. Notably, UAE's healthcare is ranked among the best in the world due to its proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
In addition, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) also announced on Twitter that the COVID-19 vaccine is available free of charge across several health centres around the country. While providing the details regarding the names of the hospitals and medical centres offering the vaccine, the MoHAP also clarified that residents and citizens are not required to book an appointment for the vaccination.
During a televised interview, Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson for the UAE health sector, highlighted that the UAE has emerged as one of the first countries in the world to approve an emergency licence for the vaccine in October 2020, while assessing all evidence of its safety and efficiency against the disease.
Dr. Al Hosani maintained that the authorities have prioritized senior citizens and people with chronic diseases in the vaccination programme noting that they are more susceptible to infection.
Using the hashtag #TogetherWeRecover, Emirati citizens and residents expressed their keenness in taking the vaccine with the greater goal of immunising the community and combating the virus. They also expressed pride in the efforts made by the UAE leadership and health sector in fighting the pandemic.