Covid-19: Fourth dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine now available in Abu Dhabi
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Covid-19: Fourth dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine now available in Abu Dhabi

Covid-19: Fourth dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine now available in Abu Dhabi

It is mandatory for six months to have passed since receiving the last dose of the vaccine, except in the case of high-risk individuals who can receive the booster after three months

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The Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre on Tuesday outlined the criteria under which eligible individuals can receive booster shots of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Sinopharm vaccine.

Those who have received either two or three doses of the Sinopharm jab, can receive a booster dose of either Sinopharm or Pfizer provided six months have passed since they received their last dose.

Those who have had two or three shots of the Pfizer vaccine meanwhile can receive a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine provided that they have completed six months since their last jab.

Meanwhile, those who have received two doses of Sinopharm and booster dose of Pfizer, can also receive another Pfizer booster dose provided that six months have lapsed since they received their last Covid-19 shot.

Health authorities in Abu Dhabi added that an exemption can be made for high-risk individuals whereby they can receive a booster dose three months after they received their last jab.

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said that it had begun administering Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to children aged 5 to 11 years. The vaccine is administered as two doses, with the second dose given 21 days after the first jab. The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the country, also launched a specialised children’s Covid-19 vaccination centre in the emirate earlier this year. The Ettihad Heroes Healthcare Centre in Abu Dhabi, located at the Al Ettihad Centre, specialises in providing Covid-19 vaccinations for children aged 3 to 16 years.

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

The Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday added that 20,362 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered over the previous 24 hours. The total number of doses provided to date stands at 23,756,030 with a vaccine distribution rate of 240.19 doses per 100 people.

MoHAP added that 1,615 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Tuesday, scaling the nationwide case count to 860,976 since the start of the pandemic.

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