Abu Dhabi & Dubai Are Now Giving Booster Shots Amid Omicron Scare

by Shrestha Purkayastha
by Shrestha Purkayastha 352

Dubai and Abu Dhabi started administering booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine as countries across the world seek to check the advance of a new strain. In Dubai, booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be available for those who are 18 years and above and can be taken six months after the second dose, the emirate’s health authority tweeted Sunday. Neighboring Abu Dhabi also asked the public to take the booster shots, according to a tweet from the emirate’s media office. It didn’t specify the type of vaccine.

The UAE Has Rolled Out One Of The Fastest Vaccination Campaigns In The World

Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which are part of the United Arab Emirates, are rolling out the booster shots amid concern across the world. That the new ‘Omicron’ COVID-19 variant will usher in fresh lockdowns and crimp travel. Several countries have suspended flights to parts of southern Africa, where the new strain was detected. Israel has banned foreigners from entering the country for two weeks.  The UAE has rolled out one of the fastest vaccination campaigns in the world. It said last week that 100% of eligible people have received their first dose, while more than 90% got both doses. In fact, the UAE has the highest number of people who have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Placing it on top of the latest rankings, the government’s health sector announced on November 23.

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A Total Of 91 Per Cent Of The UAE’s Population  Has Received At Least One Jab

A total of 91 per cent of the country’s population has received at least one jab. The same was shared by Dr Farida Al Hosani, the official spokesperson of the UAE Health sector. As reported by Khaleej Times. At least 80.38 per cent of the country’s population has taken both doses of the vaccine. According to the World in Data, ranking UAE second in the world. The UAE is closely followed by Portugal. Where the number of fully vaccinated people is at 81.2 per cent. At least 87 per cent of Portugal’s population have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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