Abu Dhabi announces new directive on booster shots for vaccinated individuals
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Abu Dhabi announces new directive on booster shots for vaccinated individuals

Abu Dhabi announces new directive on booster shots for vaccinated individuals

Vaccinated individuals who received their second dose of Sinopharm vaccine more than six months ago must receive a booster dose

Vaccinated individuals in Abu Dhabi who received their second shot of the Sinopharm vaccine more than six months ago, must receive a booster dose to enhance their immunity.

Other vaccines do not require a booster dose. Updates, if any, will be issued following a decision by the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention and other health authorities, the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office has tweeted.

Those vaccinated with two doses of the Sinopharm vaccine have been granted until September 20, 2021, allowing them to maintain a green status on the Alhosn app until they receive a booster dose.

Post that, they will no longer be eligible for green status, which is mandatory to enter public places.

Meanwhile, those who receive the booster dose will maintain a green status on the Alhosn app as long as they take a PCR test every 30 days.

Earlier this month, officials confirmed that the green pass on the Alhosn app will become mandatory for all tourists and residents in Abu Dhabi to enter most public places starting August 20.

Read: Abu Dhabi: Green pass must for tourists and residents to enter public places; operating capacities at commercial establishments revised

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee said that it had approved the use of the pass, that will allow entry to these public places only for those vaccinated individuals with a green status on Alhosn app.

The public places where entry will be restricted include shopping centres, restaurants, cafes, and all other retail outlets, including those not within a shopping centre, as well as gyms, recreational facilities and sporting activities, health clubs, resorts, museums, cultural centres and theme parks. The list also includes universities, institutes, public and private schools and children’s nurseries in the emirate.

Abu Dhabi has also made booster shots available for those who were vaccinated against Covid-19 at least six months ago.

Read: Abu Dhabi makes Pfizer, Sinopharm booster shots available

Pfizer and Sinopharm Group booster shots are available in over 100 centres in the emirate for citizens and residents.

 

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