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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE authorities have announced that Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine is being administered on children aged 5 and above at all health and vaccination centres across UAE.
Dr Farida Al Hosani, UAE government spokesperson, said that the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine is administered in two doses, with an interval of 21 days between the first and second doses.
The Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine for children is available as an additional option to the previously approved Sinopharm vaccine for children aged 3-12 years.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention, in cooperation with health authorities, has announced the start of providing the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years.
This is based on the results of studies and the strict evaluation that follows the emergency use permit and the local evaluation that complies with the approved international regulations.
All parties, in cooperation with the health sector, have been keen since the beginning of the pandemic to be proactive in activating the preparedness plan for epidemics, focusing on key data, including the rehabilitation of response and monitoring teams, and ensuring the sustainability of the infrastructure.
The UAE has achieved many gains during the pandemic, and this comes under the guidance of the wise leadership to develop balanced strategies that enhance integration and interdependence between the relevant agencies and authorities in the country and with the commitment and cooperation of community members.
The authorities said on Tuesday that all the COVID-19 vaccines available in the UAE are very effective in preventing severe symptoms, hospitalisation and reduce the mortality rate.
The ministry added that over 4-6 weeks the vaccine rollout will be focused on elderly people and those with chronic diseases who are the most vulnerable to COVID-19.
His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, has received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Community members of all age groups and backgrounds in the UAE celebrated Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day with national zeal. Like every year, the major flag-hoisting ceremony was held in the premises of the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi which was led by Imtiaz Feroz Gondal, Charge d’Affaires.
Under the patronage of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the 11th annual edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) will take place on Sept.28 and 29, 2022, at Expo Centre Sharjah. Vibrant discussions centred around this year’s theme “Challenges and Solutions,” will be led by senior public officials, thought leaders and government communication experts.
The patriotic zest was all too evident in the diplomatic missions of Pakistan in the country. The celebratory spirit gripped the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Pakistan Consulate in Dubai, where Consul General Hassan Afzal Khan graced the events.