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Vaccinations are the best way to defeat this pandemic, and the higher the level of vaccination in the community, the higher the percentage of immunity in this community. Therefore, we were closer to reaching recovery, as acquiring herd immunity through the vaccine is the most successful way to eliminate the virus.

Children's Vaccine

  • Vaccination can help keep children from getting seriously sick even if they do get COVID-19.
  • Vaccinating children can help protect family members, including siblings who are not eligible for vaccination and family members who may be at increased risk of getting very sick if they are infected.
  • Vaccinating children can help keep them in school and help them safely participate in sports, playdates, and other group activities.

  • Sinopharm vaccine from 3-15 years
  • Pfizer vaccine from 12 years and above

Observe your child for possible side effects which usually resolve within few days

  • On the arm where your child got the shot: Pain, redness and swelling
  • Throughout the rest of their body: Tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever and nausea.

Help protect your whole family and slow the spread of COVID-19 in your community by getting yourself and your children ages 3 years and older vaccinated against COVID-19.

For further information about the vaccines contact 8008877



Booster Doses

What is a booster dose?

Booster doses are administered to a vaccinated population that has completed a primary vaccination series. when, with time, the immunity and clinical protection has fallen below a rate deemed sufficient in that population. The objective of a booster dose is to restore vaccine effectiveness from that deemed no longer sufficient.

The reason of giving booster doses

The current primary goal of immunization during COVID-19 pandemic remains the same, to offer protection against hospitalization, severe disease and death. Hence, booster doses may only be needed if there is an evidence of insufficient protection against these disease outcomes over time.

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Sinopharm
  • Moderna
  • Hayat Vax
  • GEN2-Recombinant COVID-19 Vaccine (CHO Cell) (for booster doses)

Booster doses & type of vaccine:

Type of primary vaccine

Type of booster vaccine & Number of booster doses

Duration

Eligible categories

Pfizer-BioNTech

1 booster dose of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine

6 months from the 2nd dose*

18 years and above

Sinopharm/Hayat

1 booster dose Sinopharm/Hayat

after 3 months from the 2nd dose for high risk groups

**refer below

after 6 months from the 2nd dose for low-risk groups

16 years and above

Sinopharm/Hayat

2 booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

after 3 months from the 2nd dose for high risk groups

**refer below

after 6 months from the 2nd dose for low-risk groups

16 years and above

Sinopharm/Hayat

1 dose of GEN2-Recombinant COVID-19 Vaccine (CHO Cell)

after 6 months from the 2nd dose

18 years and above

AstraZenca (Covishield)

1 booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTeach

after 6 months from the 2nd dose

18 years and above

Sputnik V

1 booster dose of the same vaccine or Pfizer-BioNTeach vaccine

after 6 months from the 2nd dose

16 years and above

Moderna

1 booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

after 6 months from the second dose

18 years and above

Janssen

1 booster dose of Pfizer -BioNTech vaccine

after 2 months from the initial single dose

18 years and above

Sinovac

1 booster dose of another type of vaccination

after 3 months from the 2nd dose (for high risk groups)**

and after 6 months for other groups

16 years and above

Covaxin

1 booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

after 6 months from the second dose

18 years and above

Vaccinated with different types of vaccines (Mixed doses)

1 booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech

after 6 months from the second dose

18 years and above

*3rd dose of Pfizer vaccine can be given after one month (30 days of second dose only for high-risk categories) which include:
  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised people
  • Those who have an active tumor and hematologic malignancy or have recently received treatment for the same
  • Solid organ transplant recipients or patients who have undergone Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)
  • Those who have a severe primary immunodeficiency
  • Advanced or untreated HIV
  • Patients undergoing active treatment with agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory
**High risk groups can get a booster dose of Sinopharm vaccine after 3 months from the second dose:
  • Local citizens and their domestic helpers
  • Individuals above 50 years old
  • Patients with chronic diseases
  • Obese people
  • Smokers
  • Frontlines
  • Individuals with weak immunity

Get Vaccinated Now

COVID-19 vaccine is the road to recovery, locate the nearest vaccination centre

UAE Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Visit NCEMA-COVID-19 website to view the latest numbers and statistics related to COVID-19 in UAE

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