The Ministry of Health and Community Protection announced the provision of the “Pfizer-Biontech” vaccine for the age group of 12 to 15 years.
The Ministry called on those who completed 6 months after receiving the “Sinopharma” vaccine to take the supporting dose, emphasizing that priority is given to senior citizens, residents and those with chronic diseases.
These decisions come within the framework of expanding the umbrella of the national campaign to vaccinate “Covid 19” and control and combat the disease, as the Ministry provides the service of booking appointments through the website and the “Covid 19” application, in the context of harnessing the state’s capabilities to focus on vaccinating the largest possible proportion of society to reach To acquired immunity, where vaccinations are among the best and most successful medical interventions in the prevention of diseases and epidemics.
This announcement comes after the Ministry of Health and Community Protection approved the emergency use of the “Covid 19” vaccine, “Pfizer-Biontech” for the age group from 12 to 15 years, based on the results of clinical studies and the strict evaluation followed by the emergency use permit and local evaluation that complies with approved regulations and after approval From the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The adoption of the vaccine represents a critical stage that enhances the prevention of this age group, in order to support the acceleration of the recovery process in the UAE and the immunization of community members.
Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Health Centers and Clinics Sector and Public Health, confirmed that the UAE’s decision to provide the “Pfizer-Biontech” vaccine for the 12 to 15 age group and the third booster dose of the “Sinopharma” vaccine comes based on the directives of the wise leadership and its keenness on community health as a priority. And it always works to harness all possibilities to immunize society.
For her part, Dr. Nada Hassan Al-Marzouqi, Director of the Department of Public Health and Prevention, explained that the ministry has completed equipping and providing the centers for obtaining the “Covid 19” vaccine with specialized and trained health cadres, and providing medical equipment to receive the expected numbers from the age group 12 to 15 years and those who completed 6 months after the second dose. of Sinopharm to receive a booster dose.
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