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The UAE approved the use of a vaccine produced by Chinese drug giant Sinopharm for COVID-19. The UAE health ministry said the vaccine was 86% effective according to analysis of third-phase trials.
The Abu Dhabi health authority (Seha) said that residents in the emirate have the option of booking an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
The centre was swamped with calls following the announcement on the vaccine's efficacy.
Seha also urged members of the public to get the flu vaccine.
It said on its social platform, “The flu vaccine protects you, protects your community, and eases the pressure on healthcare facilities - especially during this time. Call 80050 and book an appointment for your flu vaccination today.”
On the other hand, Dr Jamal Al Kaabi comments on the process of reviewing measures to combat COVID-19 in Abu Dhabi as the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee for the COVID-19 Pandemic works with local authorities to evaluate the resumption of activities across all sectors.
The potential easing of some measures may come with additional precautionary requirements, such as further testing for those it applies to. Details of each change will be announced on a case-by-case basis in due course.
Two vaccines have undergone third-phase trials in the UAE, the Sinopharm project and Russia's Sputnik-V, named after the Soviet-era satellite.
In November, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received an experimental coronavirus vaccine. UAE ministers and top officials also took part in the trials.
The #4Humanity phase III trials have included 31,000 volunteers across 125 nationalities in the UAE alone. The EUA vaccination programme has effectively safeguarded the UAE frontline workers. MOHAP's official registration of Beijing Institute of Biological Product’s inactivated COVID-19 vaccine leads the way in comprehensively protecting the population and responsibly opening the economy.
The new price is available for all wishing to conduct the test to assure their health, while it remains free to all citizens and to their domestic workers, people of determination, the pregnant, people over fifty, people with chronic diseases, and those suffering from suspicious symptoms or contacted positive cases
The measure aims to enhance precautionary measures as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health.
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The socio-economic impact of rare diseases which regional medical experts claim, affect 2.2 million children of the 2.97 million afflicted in the Middle East, is resolvable by way of a multi-sectoral collaborative approach.
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