In line with the National COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention recently approved the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the 12-15 age group, following the completion of clinical trials...
Dr Al Khaja said, 'In the first phase, Emiratis as well as residents above the age of 60 years, people of determination, people with chronic diseases, frontliners in the public and private sector and people in occupations with the highest COVID-19 risk are eligible...'
The campaign is targeting four main categories; the first category includes elders who are 60-years-old and above, people with chronic diseases.
The Dubai’s COVID-19 Command and Control Centre has issued the first update of laboratory testing standards for the virus, to ensure the highest levels of safety and quality for COVID-19 testing services in health facilities licenced by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
"Since vaccination requirements vary by country and some require second doses, it is important to visit a travel clinic at least one month prior to travel," said Dr Alia Mohammad Al Dallal.
To provide parents, students and staff members in private schools in Dubai with an effective and convenient mechanism to address COVID-19 related queries, the Dubai Health Authority has launched a dedicated 24/7 back-to-school helpline at phone number 800588.
The launch of this service reinforces the authority’s commitment to provide effective communication channels to the community, offering timely and accurate health information.
The tests, which were conducted free of charge, are part of the precautionary measures implemented by the Government of Dubai to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the community, DHA said.
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said on Sunday that children aged between 3-16 could now be tested for COVID-19 by providing a saliva sample instead of the widely used nasal swab.
The MBR University of Medicine and Health Sciences in collaboration with DHA has begun conducting vaccination drives across the city through mobile clinics deployed as part of the Wellness on Wheels initiative.