DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has become the world’s most vaccinated country after administering 15.5 million doses, according to the Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker.
The national vaccination program has now fully inoculated more than 72.1 percent of the UAE’s population, overtaking Seychelles to rank number one in terms of total doses administered per 100 people.
In a statement, Minister of Health and Prevention Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais praised the latest achievement in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The proactive vision of the country’s leadership enabled us to address the challenges posed by COVID-19,” he said while highlighting the efforts of the health sector in providing a wide array of vaccines and raising awareness on the importance of getting vaccinated.
On Sunday, the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention announced the approval of the emergency registration of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to better combat cases of the Beta, Delta and Alpha virus variants.
The ministry also announced on Sunday that it recorded 1,599 new coronavirus cases alongside three deaths.