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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE on Tuesday approved the emergency use of the booster shots of Pfizer-BioNTech and Sputnik vaccines.
This was revealed by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) during the weekly briefing on coronavirus situation in the UAE.
“The decision comes based on updated studies and recommendations to give the booster shots to individuals vaccinated with the two basic doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Sputnik vaccines 6 months after their second dose,” said an official during the briefing.
The official said that the groups that should take the booster dose are senior citizens; residents above 60 years; people with chronic diseases; individuals at risk of complications from 50 to 59 years old, and people receiving long-term health care aged 18 years and above.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) on Monday announced 2,483 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 413,332
The Ministry of Health and Prevention on Thursday announced it has approved the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, for emergency use, making it the third such vaccine to be approved for use in the UAE.
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