UAE vaccinates 87% of target groups

KARIM SAHIB / AFP

The UAE’s national vaccination campaign has reached more than 87 per cent of the total eligible population.

Over 97.5 per cent of elderly people (aged over 60) have also been vaccinated so far.

Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the UAE health sector's official spokesperson revealed the figures during the latest government media briefing on Tuesday.

She called on all unvaccinated individuals to get the jabs as soon as possible, adding that those who had not yet been inoculated were at high risk to the new virus variants detected around the world.

The official also highlighted the importance of getting the booster shot, especially for the elderly and those with chronic diseases.

Dr. Al Hosani said the booster can be the same as the original shots or a different one, subject to a medical evaluation.

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