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Don’t forget face mask even if you’re vaccinated, says SEHA


ABU DHABI – The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has emphasised that adherence to precautionary measures remains crucial – even for those who received the Covid-19 vaccine.

“Following precautionary measures such as, wearing a protective face mask, regularly sanitising hands, practicing physical distancing is as important today as it was at the very start of this pandemic,” said Dr. Anwar Sallam, Group Chief Medical Officer at SEHA.

Sallam said getting vaccinated does not guarantee absolute immunity to coronavirus.

“There is still a risk that vaccinated members of the community contract the virus without presenting symptoms and pass it on to vulnerable groups such as the elderly, pregnant women and those with chronic illnesses, within their circle of family or friends,” Sallam said.

Mass vaccination is currently ongoing in various health centres across the country, with the elderly and people with disabilities among the priority list.

The UAE has one of the world’s lowest Covid-19 mortality rates at 0.3 percent. The country has performed more than 29 million Covid-19 tests. ICA/Expat Media

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