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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE Government said on Tuesday that if the immunity tests were positive for a person then the individual would not require COVID-19 vaccination.
The government said this during a media briefing on the latest development on COVID-19.
According to studies, those who had minor infections or did not show symptoms during infection with the virus don't necessarily have immunity against it. And the vaccination of infected people depends mainly on the recommendation and evaluation of specialists.
Often people who had severe or moderate infections and symptoms that required hospitalization developed adequate immunity.
This can be checked through the detection and examination of their immunity. If the immunity tests are positive, they would not require vaccination. However, if antibodies are not formed, they would be given the vaccine.
On the other hand, during the period of Dec.9-15, 1,023,607 tests were performed nationwide, with positive cases remaining at an overall rate of 1 per cent.
The death rate during this period was 0.3 per cent, which is one of the lowest in the world compared to all of the European Union, the Middle East and North Africa and the OECD countries.
The UAE health authorites have urged residents to take COVID-19 vaccine's booster dose as it makes one less likely to get infected with the virus.
Abdulrahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, says country is approaching 7 million vaccines in more than 205 medical centres in different regions of the country.
The units will provide 'mobile and rapid solutions for early diagnosis and vaccinations' in different regions of the Emirate of Ajman.
The UAE was able to provide more than 6 million doses to date and to provide the vaccine to 3,614,070 people, completing 46.61% of the target category. The vaccine has been provided to 61.41% of elderly people, the current targeted category.
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