Dubai opens Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booking slots for children aged 5-11
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Dubai opens Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booking slots for children aged 5-11

Dubai opens Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booking slots for children aged 5-11

Appointments can be booked through the DHA app or via WhatsApp

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Covid-19 vaccination appointments for children aged 5-11 for the Pfizer-BioNTech jab are now available in Dubai, the emirate’s health authority (DHA) has announced.

Appointments for this age group can be booked through the DHA app or via WhatsApp (800 342).

Towards the end of last year, the country’s health authority had authorised the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for five to 11-year olds.

Read: UAE approves use of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11

The decision to begin administering the vaccine to the aforementioned age bracket was taken in line with the National Covid-19 Vaccination Plan, and guidelines issued by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), official news agency WAM reported.

The DHA facilities that will provide the vaccine to this category include Oud Metha Vaccination Centre; Al Twar Health Centre; Al Mizhar Health Centre; Nad Al Hammar Health Centre; Al Mankhool Health Centre; Al Lussaily Health Centre; Nad Al Sheba Health Centre; Zabeel Health Centre; and Al Barsha Health Centre.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds is already been available since May 2021.

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

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