Across the UAE, the importance of providing the Covid-19 jab to different groups of people is universal.
The UAE has administered 127,047 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours.
The country’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said the total doses administered now stands at 7.73 million. This takes the rate of doses per 100 people to 78.16.
Nearly half the people in UAE— 47 per cent — feel safe against contracting Covid-19 virus and are not worried about the long-term effects of the vaccination, according to YouGov’s latest survey conducted among people who have received the jab.
Across the UAE, the importance of providing the Covid 19 jab to different groups of people is universal. However, a whopping majority — 90 per cent — believe that getting the shot is most important for those who work in the service industry, followed by household staffs, senior citizens and immediate family (87 per cent each).
Meanwhile, the European Union on Wednesday tightened its oversight of coronavirus vaccine exports, giving it greater scope to block shipments to countries with higher inoculation rates such as Britain, or which are not sharing doses they produce.
Member states are struggling to contain a third wave of the epidemic and kick-start vaccine programmes slowed by a shortfall in deliveries, and Britain has warned the bloc against resorting to “vaccine nationalism”.