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The United Arab Emirates has overtaken Seychelles to become the world’s most vaccinated nation, according to Bloomberg’s Vaccine Tracker. The UAE tests more people per capita than most nations and also has one of the lowest fatality rates in the world.

The UAE has so far administered 15.5 million doses in a two-dose regimen, covering 72.1 percent of its population.

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Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker is the most up-to-date and comprehensive tally of vaccinations around the globe.

Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, said that this new global achievement adds to the country’s success and record of achievements in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted that it is an international recognition of the success of the UAE’s National Vaccination Campaign.

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He acknowledged the vision of the country’s leadership and the efforts of the national health sector in achieving this target. Medical teams and frontliners are working as one team, upon the directives of the UAE’s leadership, to combat the virus, he added.

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In June, the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport announced that 7,166 public transport drivers were vaccinated against COVID-19 by end of May 2021 in a campaign launched in coordination with the Department of Health and Abu Dhabi Health Service Company (SEHA) in Abu Dhabi emirate.