How to choose the booster dose of the vaccine against “Corona” .. “Abu Dhabi Public Health” explains

The Abu Dhabi Center for Public Health has identified 4 models for obtaining the support dose, according to the type of previous doses of vaccination and the health status of the recipient of the vaccine. Examine the nasal swab as soon as you feel any of the symptoms of "Corona".

In detail, the Abu Dhabi Center for Public Health confirmed that vaccinations significantly help reduce the risk of disease and its complications, so we advise eligible groups to take the booster dose on time and not delay it, as it is considered one of the most important factors for maintaining public health and has a major role in strengthening the acquired immunity against the virus.

He pointed to the availability of a supporting dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Abu Dhabi, so that qualified citizens and residents can obtain a supporting dose of the Sinopharma or Pfizer-Biontech vaccine, according to the vaccination date and age, which contributes to protecting public health and maintaining the state of green traffic in the Al Hosn application. , pointing out that those who have received two or three doses of Sinopharm, can receive a supportive dose of Sinopharm or Pfizer Biontec 6 months after the date of the last dose.

The center clarified that those who received two doses of Sinopharm and a supportive dose of Pfizer-Biontech, can receive a supporting dose of Pfizer-Biontech after 6 months from the date of the last dose, while those receiving two or three doses of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine are committed to receiving a supporting dose of Pfizer-Biontech after 6 months from the date of the last dose, and the center also allowed people most at risk of developing complications from the virus to obtain a support dose 3 months after the date of the last dose.

The official spokesman for the health sector in the country, Dr. Farida Al Hosani, confirmed that Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective in preventing infection with the disease and are very effective in preventing severe symptoms, hospitalization, intensive care, and death.

Vaccination is also the best way to slow the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19."

Al-Hosani stressed that societal awareness is the cornerstone in facing the repercussions of the crisis, stressing that the societal responsibility and the pivotal role that community members play to preserve the gains achieved by the state during the crisis, and to move forward to sustainable recovery, especially since taking the vaccine does not dispense with adherence to preventive measures. And precautionary measures such as wearing a mask, sterilization, maintaining physical distance, and following other approved protocols for control and control.

Vaccination of children

The Abu Dhabi Center for Public Health, with the support of the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, announced the provision of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine against Covid-19 for children over the age of 5 years, and this comes after its approval by the Ministry of Health and Community Protection for emergency use, and in the context of efforts to combat the pandemic and protect all members of society. .

The Pfizer-Biontech vaccine for children is licensed for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration and the relevant global and local organizations according to the regulations and systems in force, as there is no significant difference in the ingredients for the different Pfizer-Biontech vaccines, but the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine contains for children between the ages of 5 and 11 years On a lower dose compared to the vaccine used for older groups, children receive two main doses between 21 days apart, and the supporting dose is not recommended for them.

Scientific studies by the global advisory committees concerned with the safety of Covid-19 vaccines, including the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine for children, showed clear benefits in all age groups to reduce the spread of the disease and reduce severe complications of the disease, hospitalizations and deaths caused by Covid-19.

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