DUBAI, 1st June 2021: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has further expanded its COVID-19 vaccination campaign by announcing a booster shot of Sinopharm for those who took the second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine at least six months ago.
This comes as part of the UAE’s relentless efforts to vaccinate the largest possible population to realize the acquired immunity, given the fact that vaccinations are considered the best medical interventions to prevent diseases and pandemics.
“The state’s decision to Sinopharm booster dose clearly reflects the keenness of the state’s wise leadership to immunize community health as a national priority. It is also an important input in the fight against the pandemic to reach the recovery phase and bring life back to normal, thus increasing optimism and reassurance in society,” said Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary of Health Centres and Clinics Sector.
Al Rand added, “The fruitful results achieved by the national Covid-19 vaccine campaign and the high turnout of community members being witnessed by the health centres to obtain the vaccine confirm the efficiency and effectiveness of the measures taken by the UAE government and boost confidence in the health system.”
According to global reports, the UAE is considered one of the best countries in the world in dealing with the Covid-19, thanks to the development of the health sector and the utilization of expertise and capacities to preserve the gains, he said in conclusion.
Dr. Nada Al Marzouqi, Director of Preventive Medicine Department, asserted that the Covid-19 vaccine centres are fully equipped with specialized and well-trained health cadres and medical equipment and supplies to welcome those who received their second dose of Sinopharm vaccine at least six months ago to get the booster dose. This falls within the UAE’s strenuous efforts to enhance the protection of community members from getting infected with coronavirus and maintain their health and safety.
Al Marzouqi noted that work is underway to increase the absorptive and operational capacity of vaccine centres to accommodate the increasing demand by the individuals to get the Covid-19 vaccine, emphasising that vaccination doesn’t mean that the pandemic is over. She urged community members to remain committed to precautionary and preventive measures to preserve the gains and immunize society against coronavirus mutations.