Abu Dhabi, UAE – Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced has announced that he has received the Covid-19 vaccine today.
“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,” said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister is the latest high profile leader to receive the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, along with Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, president of the UAE Football Association and a member of Ajman’s ruling family, who all received the vaccine during the weekend.
Among the other high profile leaders to receive the vaccine was Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed, chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office.
The country hosted a Phase-3 trial that involved 31,000 volunteers in the Emirates, Bahrain and Jordan and has since been administered to frontline medical workers, senior officials and some members of the Cabinet, after it received approval from the UAE Government for limited use in September.