As the UAE continues to pave the way around the globe for its approach to administering COVID-19 vaccines, Dubai authorities have outlined changes and updates to the age groups now eligible to receive the jab.

The Dubai Health Authority has announced an expansion of the emirate-wide COVID-19 vaccine campaign.

This expansion was made under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai.

“Under the directives of Mohammed bin Rashid, the Dubai Health Authority is expanding the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 for all groups of 40 years and over who hold Dubai residency (valid) and residents from the age of 60 years and over who reside in Dubai and hold residency from any of the other Emirates, in addition to citizens Gulf Cooperation Council countries who have an Emirati ID card,” it was stated.

UAE’s vaccination program

Earlier this week, it was announced that the UAE had reached the milestone of administering over six million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

This milestone in the vaccination process bodes well for the nation’s aim to vaccinate half of the population by the end of March and also showcases the UAE as one of the leaders in the world in vaccination rates.

At present, there are four COVID-19 vaccinations being administered in the UAE.

READ: The 4 COVID-19 vaccines that are currently available in the UAE

The first vaccine to be approved in the UAE was the Sinophram vaccine, followed by the Pfizer vaccine being permitted in Dubai towards the end of last year.

In January, Russia’s Sputnik V was approved for emergency use. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is also available in Dubai.

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