The authority stated that residents with Dubai visa, who receive treatment outside the emirate, must get a medical report approved by your healthcare provider and make an appointment to confirm your eligibility for the third dose.
The dedicated centres in the Green Hall- SEHA COVID-19 Vaccination Centre- Mina Zayed in Abu Dhabi and Green Hall -SEHA COVID-19 Vaccination Centre- Al Ain Convention Centre are open daily from 8 am until 8 pm until 31st October.
"Happy to report that the target we had set for 1 million vaccinations in a day was crossed," Asad Umar, the minister in-charge for COVID-19 operations, said in a tweet.
The vaccine approved for children from 3 to 11 years is Sinopharm, while children from 12 to 15 years will be given either Sinopharm or Pfizer-Biontech.
The UAE Health Ministry has urged everyone who have completed the six months of their second COVID-19 vaccine dose to take the booster vaccine to stop the spread of coronavirus.
In light of the spread of variants and because most countries are facing new outbreaks, people are encouraged to take the booster shot of the vaccine to increase immunity in society.
The move is supported by clinical data and is based on results of clinical studies and careful assessment in compliance with approved regulations and after approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The decision "helps to provide continued protection against COVID-19, including the serious consequences that can occur, such as hospitalisation and death," said acting FDA commissioner Janet Woodcock.
Prof. Sarah Gilbert, one of the scientists behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, is warning that the next pandemic may more contagious and more lethal unless more money is devoted to research and preparations to fight emerging viral threats.
The new vaccine will be produced and distributed by Hayat Biotech, a JV between G42 and Sinopharm CNBG, while the vaccine will be available to the public as a booster dose starting January 2022 as part of the measures taken to contain the virus spread.