Dubai and Abu Dhabi began administering booster photographs of the coronavirus vaccine as international locations internationally search to examine the advance of a brand new pressure.
In Dubai, booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will likely be out there for many who are 18 years and above and could be taken six months after the second dose, the emirate’s well being authority tweeted Sunday. Neighboring Abu Dhabi additionally requested the general public to take the booster photographs, in keeping with a tweet from the emirate’s media workplace. It did not specify the kind of vaccine.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi, that are a part of the United Arab Emirates, are rolling out the booster photographs amid concern internationally that the brand new ‘Omicron’ COVID-19 variant will usher in recent lockdowns and crimp journey.
A number of international locations have suspended flights to components of southern Africa, the place the brand new pressure was detected. Israel has banned foreigners from getting into the nation for 2 weeks.
The UAE has rolled out one of many quickest vaccination campaigns on the earth. It stated final week that 100% of eligible individuals have acquired their first dose, whereas greater than 90% bought each doses.
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