DUBAI TO OFFER FREE VACCINATION FOR COVID-19
DUBAI TO OFFER FREE VACCINATION- Dubai plans to start a free vaccination campaign from Wednesday using the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE.
An extensive vaccination campaign against Covid-19 kicks off in Dubai on Wednesday, the city’s media office tweeted. Vaccination will use Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine and is free of charge.
Pfizer and BioNTech have said their vaccine is 95% effective in preventing the illness.
Dubai, the Middle East’s business hub, locked down the city for about a month earlier this year to prevent the spread of the virus.
Its flagship Emirates airline grounded passenger flights and the Expo 2020 exhibition scheduled to start in October was delayed by a year. Flights have since resumed operations.
The UAE has diagnosed over 1,95,000 people with the virus since the start of the outbreak. The Gulf nation reported more than a thousand cases a day for the past two months. After they dropped to as low as 164 in August.
The country has a case-fatality rate of 0.3%, among the lowest globally, according to data from Johns Hopkins.
Source: The Wire