The centre will specialise in providing COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 3 to 16 years, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority.
The European Medicines Agency's human medicines committee "has recommended granting a marketing authorisation for Evusheld, developed by AstraZeneca for the prevention of Covid-19 in adults and adolescents from 12 years of age."
“Vaccinating older people is one of the most important and impactful ways to save lives during a pandemic. We know that senior citizens are at high risk for developing severe disease, getting hospitalised and dying from COVID-19,” Yadav told a public briefing.
After Omicron was detected in Pakistan, it also lowered the age limit for the administration of COVID-19 booster jabs from Jan.1 — individuals aged 30 years and above are eligible for it.
The new training hub comes after the UN agency set up a technology transfer hub in Cape Town, South Africa, last year to give companies from poor and middle-income countries the know-how to produce COVID-19 vaccines based on mRNA technology.
The campaign aimed to vaccinate and immunise front-liners, volunteers, community members of the age groups specified according to the type of vaccine, the elderly and individuals.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an "extraordinary” situation that now qualifies as a global emergency.
"Surpassing the one million vaccine doses administered to the public in a record time is yet another testament to the community's trust in the efficiency and effectiveness of the measures taken by the UAE government.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad stressed the keenness of the UAE’s leadership to ensure the highest levels of safety for all segments of the community, thanking the campaign’s organisers for their efforts.