People with strong immunity may not require COVID-19 vaccine in UAE - GulfToday

People with strong immunity may not require COVID-19 vaccine in UAE

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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.


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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.


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