As a part of the national mission to fight against COVID-19, KIC initiated the COVID-19 vaccination campaign at Al Bahya campus, in coordination with governmental authorities.
‘Following UAE’s wise leadership, and the guidance of the Ministry of Health & Prevention and Ministry of Education, the first batch of KIC community got the COVID-19 vaccine. I would like to thank SEHA for conducting the vaccination, while contributing to the inoculation of 50% of the UAE population by the end of March 2021’ noted Dr. Assem Al-Hajj, KIC President.
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.
Prof. Nabil El Kadhi, VP for Academic Affairs stated that this first vaccination session shows KIC’s commitment to following the UAE’s wise leadership. Quoting Prof. El Kadhi, ‘Together, we beat the coronavirus.’
KIC leadership, represented by Dr. Al-Hajj and Prof. El Kadhi, in addition to the college’s faculty and administration members, in addition to the students, queued to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Some members from Al Ain campus also joined the initiative.
According to the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, multiple vaccines have been developed and are currently available to protect against the novel coronavirus. Vaccination does not only protect the beneficiaries but also curbs the spread of COVID-19.
As of 12 January 2021, 1.27 million doses of the vaccine were administered in the UAE.
Did You Know?
You might know that Al Hosn application operates based on Contact Tracing, a method that is used to effectively control infectious disease outbreaks globally.
As thus, Al Hosn app provides crucial pieces of information about your health via a color-coded system. Be aware of the Amber color!
- GREY: Indicates you have not been tested
- GREEN: Indicates you have been tested and you are healthy, this grants you access to public places
- RED: Indicates your most recent test has shown that you are infected and must seek the advice of the health care authority
- AMBER: Indicates that you need to be tested or retested due to possible exposure to COVID-19