KIC community continues to support the initiated COVID-19 vaccination campaign at Al Bahya campus, as the second batch of students, faculty, staff, and their families took their first vaccine shot.
The initiative was conducted in line with the ministry’s directives in supporting the safety of the individuals of the educational community in facing coronavirus, in coordination with governmental authorities, as a part of the national mission to fight COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, multiple vaccines have been developed and are currently available to protect against the novel coronavirus. These are Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik V. The vaccines are offered to UAE citizens and residents free of charge and on an optional basis after ensuring their health-based eligibility.
Vaccination does not only protect the beneficiaries but also curbs the spread of COVID-19. As of 27 January 2021, 2.7 million doses of the vaccine were administered in the UAE.