COVID-19 vaccination in the United Arab Emirates

COVID-19 vaccination in the United Arab Emirates
DateDecember 2020 – present
LocationUnited Arab Emirates
CauseCOVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates
TargetImmunization against COVID-19
Organised byMinistry of Health
Participants16,444,844 total doses administered[1]
  • First dose: 7,684,876
  • Second dose: 6,765,065
Outcome
  • 77.70% of the Emirati population has received at least one dose of a vaccine
  • 68.40% has received both doses of a vaccine
WebsiteUnited Arab Emirates COVID-19 Data

The COVID-19 vaccination in the United Arab Emirates is an ongoing mass immunization campaign, in response to the ongoing pandemic.

In December 2020, the vaccination campaign began after its authorization of emergency use of Sinopharm BIBP COVID-19 vaccine.[2][3]

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has approved six COVID-19 vaccines; the following are: Sinopharm BIBP, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik V, Oxford–AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Sinopharm CNBG.[4]

Background

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first reported case of SARS-CoV-2 was identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China. In January 2020, first cases of COVID-19 was reported in the United Arab Emirates.[5]

Approvals

The United Arab Emirates has issued an approval of emergency use on the following dates:

  • 9 December 2020 – Sinopharm BIBP COVID-19 vaccine.[6]
  • 22 December 2020 – Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.[7]
  • 21 January 2021 – Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.[7]
  • February – Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.[7]
  • 4 July 2021 – Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.[8]
  • 27 December 2021 – Sinopharm CNBG COVID-19 vaccine.[9]

Progress

References

  1. ^ "Vaccine Statistics: As of July 20, 2021". covidvax.live. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  2. ^ "Dubai is offering the Pfizer vaccine to residents for free in addition to China's Sinopharm shot". CNBC. December 23, 2020. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  3. ^ "United Arab Emirates starts its vaccination campaign against COVID-19". Atalayar. December 23, 2021. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  4. ^ "United Arab Emirates – COVID19 Vaccine Tracker". Archived from the original on 2020-11-19. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  5. ^ Nandkeolyar, Karishma H. (January 29, 2021). "Coronavirus in UAE: Four of a family infected". Gulf News. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  6. ^ "Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine Gets Key Push, but Doubts Swirl". The New York Times. December 9, 2020. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  7. ^ a b c "Vaccines against COVID-19 in the UAE". January 21, 2021. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  8. ^ "UAE approves Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use". Reuters. July 4, 2021. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  9. ^ "Emergency use of Sinopharm's new CNBG protein vaccine approved in UAE". Gulf News. 27 December 2021. Retrieved 27 December 2021.

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