The UAE provides the Pfizer vaccine for the age group of 12-15 years

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In the context of expanding the umbrella of the national campaign for COVID-19 vaccinations

Promotes a sense of safety, maintenance of student health, and resumption of schools for the next year

The Ministry provides an appointment booking service through its website and COVID-19 application

Priority in the supporting dose of Sinopharm for senior citizens, residents and chronic diseases والأمراض

The Ministry of Health and Community Protection announced the provision of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine for the age group 12-15 years and above. The Ministry also called on those who completed 6 months after receiving the Sinopharm vaccine to take the booster 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 control the disease, as the Ministry provides an appointment booking service through the website and the Covid-19 application. This is within the framework of the state harnessing its capabilities to focus on vaccinating Covid-19 for the largest possible proportion of society, to reach acquired immunity, as 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 the approved regulations, and after approval by 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 a way that supports accelerating the recovery process in the UAE and immunizing members of society. Despite the small number of injuries among children, vaccination is very important in light of the gradual return of students to schools over the next year, which enhances the sense of safety and maintains the health and safety of students, in light of the concerted national efforts to combat the Covid-19 virus, which emphasizes the UAE’s proactive approach Concern for the health and safety of every member of society.

Accelerate recovery and boost optimism

His Excellency 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 age group 12-15 and the third booster dose of the Sinopharm vaccine comes based on the directives of the wise leadership and its keenness on community health as a priority and always works To harness all possibilities for the immunization of society. This decision constitutes an entrance to a very important stage in the face of Covid-19 to cross over to recovery, so that life returns to normal and optimism and reassurance are strengthened in society.

His Excellency Dr. Rand pointed out that the fruitful results achieved by the national campaign for the COVID-19 vaccine and the high turnout of community members in the current centers to obtain the vaccine, confirms societal confidence in the efficiency and merit of the measures taken by the UAE government and enhances confidence in the health system in the country, where global reports indicated that The UAE is one of the best countries in the world in dealing with Covid-19, due to the development of the health sector and the investment of expertise, capabilities and capabilities to preserve the gains.

High readiness of health facilities

Dr. Nada Hassan Al-Marzouqi, Director of the Public Health and Prevention Department, stated that the Ministry has completed preparing and providing 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 12-15 years, and those who completed 6 months after the second dose of the vaccine. Sinopharm to receive the supporting dose, as part of the UAE’s comprehensive and integrated efforts to enhance the prevention of community members from the Covid-19 pandemic and provide all safe ways to maintain their safety and health.

She pointed out that work is underway to increase the absorptive and operational capacity of the vaccine delivery centers to accommodate the increasing numbers of community members to obtain the Covid-19 vaccine. Noting that the availability of the vaccine does not mean the end of the Covid-19 period, and preventive health behaviors must continue to be adhered to in order to preserve the gains and immunize society from any mutated strains.

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© Press Release 2021





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