The photo has been used for illustrative purposes.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE government said it would prioritise the vaccination of young people who are over 18 years.
The authorities made the statement during a media briefing on the coronavirus situation in the country.
“The state has been keen to provide vaccinations to groups of young people and people who are 18 years of age and over, and they contribute more to spreading the disease due to the nature of their lives and the activities they perform. We believe that it is necessary to provide them with the vaccine to limit the increase in cases in the next stage," health official said.
The vaccine is provided in government and private health facilities and vaccination centres and drive-by facilities, an innovative method launched by the UAE to ensure procedures for receiving the vaccine are available to the largest segment of society.
Vaccinations protect children and adults from certain infectious diseases and dangerous complications, thus leading to a healthy society free from diseases and epidemics.
Vaccinations are among the best and most successful medical interventions in preventing infectious diseases.
Vaccinations have contributed to achieving the indicators of preventive national programmes for disease eradication and elimination, based on global strategies and best practices, diseases can be deterred through vaccinations
Taking the vaccine is optional, not compulsory. The number of doses is two, with three to four weeks between doses.
Vaccinated individuals are exempt from home quarantine after completing 28 days from receiving the second dose of the vaccine, it is important to perform all of the required tests for this to happen.
After getting the vaccine, we must continue to follow preventive measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, including wearing masks, physical distancing and washing hands.
Without concerted efforts, community cohesion and commitment to all preventive measures, we would not have reached the stage of planning to recover from COVID-19.
The wheel of life is turning, and the most important thing is that everyone shares the responsibility and fully cooperates.
Medical specialists said a strong immune system is a deterrent to the current global pandemic, Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Compared to last week, the total number of recoveries increased to about 10,000 cases, with a total of 22 deaths, making the mortality rate 0.4% one of the lowest in the world.
The coupon offers mammogram screening, supports treatment of breast cancer patients,
and raises community awareness of early detection and preventive care
Russia could conduct a “wide range” of aggressive acts against Ukraine, Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday, but he emphasised the window was still open to a peaceful and negotiated resolution.
Sharjah Media City (Shams) organised a ‘Shams Media Gathering’ at its headquarters on Thursday, in collaboration with Sharjah Press Club and with representatives of several major media outlets from Sharjah and the UAE taking part.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced in absentia an Asian accountant to 5 years in jail to be followed by deportation and fined him Dhs170,000 on charges of embezzling funds that were in his possession and belonged to an establishment in which he worked as a financial officer.