The Middle East business center, which is part of the United Arab Emirates, wants “access to the needed defensive herd,” Farida al-Khaja, chairman of Dubai’s Covid-19 vaccine control committee.
Dubai aims to vaccinate 70% of its population with a coronavirus shot by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE late next year, reports Reuters, quoting a health official.
The Middle East business center, which is part of the United Arab Emirates, wants “access to the necessary defensive group,” Farida al-Khaja, chairman of the Covid-19 immunization committee in Dubai, told Reuters.
Dubai, home to more than 3.3 million people, last week launched a free immunization campaign, in the first phase aimed at adults and residents aged 60 and over. Inoccines will also be given to people with chronic illnesses aged 18 years or older, as well as advanced caregivers.
The second phase is expected to start in April, and will be open to all residents and residents, Khaja said.