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COVID-19 vaccine: Senior UAE officials who were immunise

Sheikh Mohammed is the latest UAE official to take the coronavirus vaccine

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Senior UAE officials received the COVID-19 vaccine. Clockwise from right: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; and Lt. Gen. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior. About 31,000 volunteers took part in the Phase 3 vaccine trials in UAE by end of August 2020. The vaccine passed the first two phases of clinical tests without causing any side effects to the volunteers. Image Credit: Twitter

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November 3, 2020: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, sends out a tweet about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. “While receiving the COVID-19 vaccine today,” Sheikh Mohammed tweeted. “We wish everyone safety and great health, and we are proud of our teams who have worked relentlessly to make the vaccine available in the UAE. The future will always be better in the UAE.” Image Credit: Twitter

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October 31, 2020: Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, received the COVID-19 vaccine. Al Gergawi stressed that the UAE has demonstrated its ability to efficiently deal with the pandemic. Image Credit: WAM

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October 20, 2020: Lt. General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, received the COVID-19 vaccine shot on Monday evening. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed said on Twitter, “I thank the medical staff and the vaccinators… I wish everyone safety”.Image Credit: Twitter

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October 18, 2020: UAE Minister of Culture and Youth Noura Al Kaabi lauds her nurse in an Instagram post, after the minister took the COVID-19 shot. Image Credit:

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October 16, 2020: Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, had received a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine last week. “Corona vaccination is our way to return to normal life,” Sheikh Abdullah said in a post shared on his official Twitter account. Last month, the UAE granted approval for the emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine that is being trialled in the country. The vaccine, developed by China’s Sinopharm, is now in the third and final stage of clinical trials and has so far been found safe and effective, according to authorities. Image Credit:

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September 24, 2020: Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office and Member of the Executive Council, received the COVID-19 vaccine. He was inoculated during a visit to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, where he also reviewed the vaccine being administered to frontline workers in vital sectors. Image Credit:

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September 19, 2020: The vaccine is compatible with the country’s laws, the country’s Minister of Health and Prevention Abdul Rahman Al-Owais, who was also the first to receive a vaccine. Its effective and has resulted in a “strong response” by generated antibodies in trial volunteers, the health minister said. Image Credit:

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In line with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, plan to get frontline health workers vaccinated against the coronavirus, the Director-General of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, NCEMA, Obaid Rashid Al Shamsi took the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on October 13. Al Shamsi stated that the UAE leadership gives top priority to deliver the highest levels of safety and security to the frontline health professionals and their protection from any health risks they may face while performing their duty. Image Credit:
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