The UAE has made a special place in the world with its marvelous architectural creations, its many touristy sights, and now officially the most vaccinated nation in the world. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the UAE has been leading the way, directed to complete vaccination of 72.1 percent of its population with 15.5 million doses. This doesn’t mean they will take it easy in any way; in fact, UAE just approved another vaccine as well, as the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) today approved the Moderna vaccine for emergency registration.
Currently, Sinopharm and Pfizer are the two most administered vaccines in the UAE. However, a review of studies on the Moderna vaccine safety was made based on the FDA approval. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Health Regulatory Sector, said the decision was taken after Moderna has submitted all the documents that fulfill the country’s procedures and regulations and conform to global standards for safety of the vaccine and its use. He added this enables local health authorities to import the vaccine after fulfilling shipping-related safety and efficacy standards.
Despite UAE ranking number one in terms of total doses administered per 100 people, new infections in the country have stubbornly hovered around 2,000 per day. This also led the UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority in May to announce that it would be offering a third dose of China’s Sinopharm vaccine.
[Via: Esquire Middle East]