The UAE has so far administered more than 4.008 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines and achieved a distribution rate of 40.53 doses per every 100 people.
Crossing the four million does mark comes as a result of the country's efforts to contain the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced today.
"Crossing the four million mark adds to the UAE's track record and comes as part of the country's keenness to provide vaccines to all members of the society," said Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention.
He attributed the achievement to the nation's medical teams' determination and diligent efforts under the directives and constant support of the country's wise leadership.
"The rapid and effective rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines is a testimony to the success of the National Vaccination Programme launched by the country to ensure the vaccine availability in most of the government and private health establishments and centres in order to make it easier for the largest segments of society, including Emiratis and residents, especially the elderly, people with chronic diseases and front-line heroes, with the ultimate goal of ensuring acquired immunity across the nation to help curb the disease and stem its fallout."
The Minister highlighted the growing demand for the vaccination among the general public, describing the UAE society's positive response to the inoculation drive as reflective of the public trust in the State's capabilities to ensure public health and safety.
He underlined the importance of the UAE people continuing to display full commitment to COVID-19 countermeasures to safeguard society against any new coronavirus strains.