UAE to give booster dose for chronically ill vaccinated with Pfizer or Sputnik

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UAE to give booster dose for chronically ill vaccinated with Pfizer or Sputnik

 

DUBAI – The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it will start providing booster dose for those who have received the Pfizer-BioNtech and Sputnik vaccines to certain high-risk individuals.

Those eligible for this booster dose are people with chronic diseases who are at risk of complications, according to the ministry.

The booster dose will be provided to all of people in the age group of 18 to 49; and in the age group of 18-59 for individuals working in the front line.

Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, the Ministry’s Assistant Under-secretary for Public Health, said the decision to provide the booster dose is in line with the directives of the UAE leadership.

Meanwhile, the UAE has also authorized the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine for those in the age group of 5-11 years.

According to the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the move is based on results of clinical studies and assessment, and follows guidelines by US Food and Drug Administration.

The approval of the vaccine represents a critical stage that will strengthen prevention among this age group.

The results of clinical studies indicated that the vaccine is safe and has given a strong immune response to children between the age of 5 and 11 years. ICA/Expat Media


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