His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, has received the coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine.
Sheikh Nahyan said that the UAE, with the guidance and support of the wise leadership, has demonstrated during the pandemic its ability to deal with the repercussions of the COVID-19 with high efficiency, based on the best scientific and practical standards, which embodies the leadership of the medical sector in the UAE.
The UAE authorised the emergency use of the vaccine, to make it available for the front-liners, who are at the highest risk of contracting the virus, with the aim of providing all safety and security means and protecting them from any dangers.
The trials conducted in the country – in which 31,000 volunteers from 125 nationalities have participated in – have proven that the vaccine is safe and effective and resulted in a strong response to fight the virus.
The use of the COVID -19 vaccine contributes to saving lives, and it is one of the ways that the country has taken to limit the spread of the epidemic and protect the health and safety of society.