Covid-19 vaccine: Dubai opens bookings of Pfizer shot for 12-15 age group
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Covid-19 vaccine: Dubai opens bookings of Pfizer shot for 12-15 age group

Covid-19 vaccine: Dubai opens bookings of Pfizer shot for 12-15 age group

The Dubai Health Authority has published a list of centres within the emirate where the vaccine is available

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The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Sunday night confirmed that it had opened bookings for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for those between the age of 12-15.

It came days after health officials from the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) approved the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children within that age group.

Read: Children between the age of 12-15 in the UAE now eligible for Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

Parents can log into the DHA app to book an appointment at the following centres in Dubai for children between the age of 12-15:

– Latifa Women and Children hospital

– Hatta Hospital

– Barsha Primary Healthcare Centre

– Mizhar Primary Healthcare Centre

– Zabeel Primary Healthcare Centre

Additionally, parents can also call the Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital and directly book a vaccine appointment at the facility.

The health authority said that it was administering the vaccine after the outcomes of clinical trials and strict assessments carried out by MoHAP who approved the emergency use of the vaccine.

It said that priority groups among those between the age of 12-15 include those with chronic diseases, those who live with vulnerable household members and those who live with household members who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical reasons.

The DHA added that children who are not eligible for the vaccine are those who have an active Covid-19 infection, those who need specialized treatment for Covid-19 and those who previously had an immediate and severe allergic reaction to any vaccine or vaccine component within four hours of taking a jab.

It also said that parents must share the complete medical history of the child with the healthcare provider, and details about whether the child was sick or had a fever in the preceding three days prior to their vaccine appointment date, or even if the child has a weakened immune system.

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