UAE surges to the top of global vaccination

The Emirates administered a daily average of 1.62 doses per 100 people from February 4 to February 10.

The figure placed it ahead of Israel (1.23 doses per 100) during the same period.

The two nations were ranked well ahead of the rest of the world, with Chile third (0.74 doses) ahead of the United Kingdom (0.64) and the United States (0.47).

The statistics were compiled by the online scientific publication, Our World in Data.

A major vaccination campaign was launched by UAE leaders in December with the aim of ensuring half of the population were inoculated by the end of March.

As of Thursday, the UAE had distributed close to 4.8 million doses to the public.

Authorities adopted a proactive approach to ensuring vaccinations are readily available, free of charge.