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File picture: COVID-19 vaccine being given in the UAE. Image Credit: WAM

Abu Dhabi: A total of 220,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered on Sunday, an all-time high for jabs given in a single 24-hour period since the launch of the National Vaccination Programme, the Ministry of Health and Prevention said on Sunday.

Commenting on the development, Dr Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, commended the tremendous efforts made by all the parties behind the National Vaccination Programme, including the first-time heroes and participants, hailing as well the increased public awareness on the part of the UAE people and residents alike, and their positive response to the MoHAP's plan to ensure the vaccine availability and the acquired community immunity in a way that contains and mitigates coronavirus.