Abu Dhabi opens dedicated children’s Covid-19 vaccination centre
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Abu Dhabi opens dedicated children’s Covid-19 vaccination centre

Abu Dhabi opens dedicated children’s Covid-19 vaccination centre

The Ettihad Heroes Healthcare Centre will specialise in providing Covid-19 vaccines to children aged 3 to 16 years

Seha Ettihad Heroes Healthcare Centre in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the country, has launched a specialised children’s Covid-19 vaccination centre in the emirate.

The Ettihad Heroes Healthcare Centre in Abu Dhabi, located at the Al Ettihad Centre, will specialise in providing Covid-19 vaccinations for children aged 3 to 16 years.

The centre has been established in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority.

Staffed by an integrated medical team of highly skilled doctors and nurses, the Etihad Heroes Healthcare Centre in Abu Dhabi will be open from Monday-Friday from 11am-8pm.

“As part of SEHA’s mission to ensure the highest standards of quality healthcare for all, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Ettihad Heroes Healthcare Centre. Through increasing the number of Covid-19 vaccines administered to children, we believe this will strengthen and further enhance the current efforts made by the UAE in protecting our community and paving the road to recovery,” said Dr. Noura Khamis Al Ghaithi, chief operations officer of Ambulatory Health Services, SEHA.

On Thursday, MoHAP announced that 39,956 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered over the previous 24 hours.

The total number of doses provided to date stands at 23,445,868 with vaccine distribution rate of 237.06 doses per 100 people.

In August last year, MoHAP approved the use of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines for children and adolescents between the ages of 3-17. The approval for the use of the Sinopharm vaccine came after an immune bridge study for children aged 3 to 17 was conducted by the UAE health ministry on a sample size of 900 children of different nationalities.

Read: Children aged 3-17 in UAE can now receive the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

In May 2021, officials from the health ministry had approved the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 to 15.

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