The Ministry of Health authorizes the emergency use of the “Pfizer-Biontech” Covid-19 vaccine for the age group from 5 to 11 years

Within the framework of the keenness and emphasis of the Ministry of Health and Community Protection on the importance of vaccination in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and within the efforts made to expand the umbrella of the national campaign to vaccinate “Covid-19” and protect and immunize the community to accelerate the recovery phase from all the effects of the pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Community Protection has authorized the emergency use of the Covid vaccine. 19 "Pfizer-Biontech" for age group 5 to 11 years based on results of clinical studies and rigorous assessment followed by emergency use authorization and local assessment in compliance with 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, as the results of clinical studies indicated that the vaccine is “safe” and has actually given a “strong” immune response to children between the ages of 5 and 11 years. This will contribute to accelerating the recovery process in the UAE and protecting society. And emphasizes the UAE's proactive approach to support the return to normal life and concern for the health and safety of every member of society.

The Ministry also announced the start of providing the support dose for those who received the “Pfizer-Biontech” and “Sputnik” vaccines for people with chronic diseases and at risk of complications, with medical evaluation from 18 to 49 years old, and individuals from 18 to 59 years old working in the line. first defense

The Assistant to the Public Health Sector, Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, the Undersecretary, confirmed that the UAE’s decision to provide the “Pfizer-Biontech” vaccine for the age group 5 to 11 and to provide the supporting dose comes based on the directives of the wise leadership and its keenness on community health as a priority and always working to harness all possibilities to immunize Society.

He pointed out that the fruitful results achieved by the national campaign for the “Covid-19” vaccine, and the high turnout from community members, constitute a very important stage in the face of “Covid-19” to cross to recovery so that life returns to normal and optimism and reassurance are enhanced in society, while continuing to adhere to behaviors Preventive health to preserve the gains and immunize the community from any mutated strains.

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