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UAE inmates get Covid-19 vaccine for free

UAE inmates get Covid-19 vaccine for free

The UAE News report: The Ministry of Interior recently set up a centre within the Federal Punitive and Correctional Establishments, so inmates who wished, could take the Covid-19 vaccine for free.

Colonel Khalid Ali Al Suwaidi, Director of the Federal Penal and Correctional Establishment in Abu Dhabi, said that the move came as part of the UAE’s efforts to protect the health and safety of the entire community against the Covid-19 virus.

A video of the drive was released by the ministry on Thursday.‏

In it, inmates who took the jab expressed their appreciation for the initiative that allowed them to join the rest of the nation in participating in the ongoing National Vaccination Programme.

The UAE has undertaken a goal of vaccinating 50 per cent of the population before the end of the first quarter.

“We would like to thank the Ministry of Interior and the Government of the UAE for giving us the opportunity to have the coronavirus vaccine. That’s why we’ve come here today: to voluntarily take this vaccine,” said one inmate.

Another inmate said, “I willingly took the vaccine to protect myself and the people around me. I thank the leadership, thank you very much.”

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