Guests receiving token on their arrival for Vaccine at SEHA COVID-19 Vaccination Middle, Mina Rashed in Abu Dhabi. Picture: Virendra Saklani/Gulf Information
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Abu Dhabi: Over the subsequent six weeks, all COVID-19 vaccination centres throughout the UAE will present first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine solely to senior residents, Individuals of Willpower and folks with persistent ailments, the Abu Dhabi Division of Well being (DoH) introduced on Sunday.

The DoH assertion is in step with the UAE Ministry of Well being and Prevention’s (MoHAP) vaccine rollout plan, which prioritises the safety of susceptible teams.

“The DoH dedicates all COVID-19 vaccination centres in Abu Dhabi and different emirates to all…who’re senior residents, folks with persistent illness, and Individuals of Willpower for six weeks beginning February 7,” the DoH introduced by way of the Abu Dhabi Media Workplace.

These teams of individuals can obtain COVID-19 vaccines at any Abu Dhabi Well being Providers Firm (Seha) centre – in Abu Dhabi and in different emirates – with out prior appointment. It additional clarified that folks with persistent circumstances refers to those that are affected by coronary heart ailments, diabetes and respiratory ailments.

Second dose obtainable

Previous to this, the vaccine was extensively obtainable to all teams of individuals at 106 amenities in Abu Dhabi emirate. Ranging from Fenruary 7, nonetheless, the one folks outdoors the precedence teams who can obtain a COVID-19 vaccine shot are those that are because of get their second dose.

“All these needing to get their second dose can accomplish that as per their confirmed appointment,” the DoH mentioned.

MoHAP announcement

On Saturday, the MoHAP introduced its determination to concentrate on precedence teams through the vaccine roll-out course of, citing the spike in infections over the previous few weeks.

The vaccine being delivered at Seha centres was developed by Sinopharm, the Chinese language pharmaceutical large which carried out Part III vaccine trials within the UAE in 2020 below the supervision of the DoH and MoHAP.

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