The Covid-19 vaccine booster shot will assist stimulate immunity, particularly towards the brand new strains.
Dr Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson of the UAE well being sector, had mentioned earlier within the week that such booster pictures are given in other forms of vaccines too, identical to the seasonal flu vaccine.
“As the well being sector follows the most effective methods to defend society, it was essential to present vaccines to management the pandemic, together with the booster shot, given after the principle doses to stimulate immunity,” Dr Farida mentioned throughout the weekly Covid briefing.
“These pictures are offered in other forms of vaccines, just like the seasonal flu vaccine. We suggest that eligible people take the vaccines after consulting a specialised physician in order to defend themselves and help the nationwide effort in combating the pandemic,” she had added.
Dr Gunjan Mahajan, medical pathologist on the Burjeel Hospital in Dubai mentioned that the booster shot is crucial as it can assist strengthen the immunity towards the completely different strains.
“The booster dose of vaccine towards Covid-19 is required to strengthen the immunity towards the completely different strains of the coronavirus, particularly due to unfold and emergence of the brand new mutant strains,” she identified.
And whereas vaccine appointments might be booked by way of the DHA’s app or by way of its WhatsApp account in Dubai, residents in Abu Dhabi can guide appointments by way of Seha’s app or by calling the customer support centre.
Dr Mahajan added that the VPS Healthcare group was additionally providing booster pictures in Abu Dhabi.
“Vaccination centres beneath the VPS Healthcare group additionally supply booster doses for the eligible teams by way of stroll-ins within the Abu Dhabi area,” she revealed.
Dr Sunil Vyas, specialist pulmonologist at Aster Hospital in Dubai mentioned that the booster shot has been suggested primarily based on scientific analysis and added that two doses of the vaccine will not be as efficient towards the mutant pressure.
“The covid vaccine booster shot has been suggested by the UAE in addition to different nations primarily based on scientific analysis and the mutant strains being detected. The purpose has been that the 2 doses of the Covid vaccine may not be as efficient to stop the mutant pressure,” mentioned Dr Vyas.
“In Dubai you do not want approval from a physician, for the booster dose,” he added.
Here is an explainer concerning the booster shot:
Why does one want to get the booster shot?
The booster shot is required to strengthen the immunity towards the completely different strains of the coronavirus, particularly due to unfold and emergence of the brand new mutant stains.
Time body for the booster shot:
According to the Department of Health (DoH) and the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), residents can take the booster shot six months after their second dose. They can select between Pfizer-BioNTech or Sinopharm. Authorities have suggested residents to take one Pfizer shot solely as a booster.
According to the UAE well being authorities, residents can take the booster shot after medical analysis.
How are you able to get the booster shot?
> In Dubai, vaccine appointments might be booked by way of the DHA’s app or by way of its WhatsApp account 800342 by sending “Hi” message.
> In Abu Dhabi, appointments might be booked by calling Seha’s customer support centre on 80050, or by way of the Seha app.