Abu Dhabi residents scramble to get Covid-19 booster shot ahead of deadline – News

Once the deadline passes, residents with no booster shot will see a gray standing on the AlHosn app, limiting their entry to public locations

Abu Dhabi residents are racing towards the clock to get the Covid-19 booster shot ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.

Authorities had earlier introduced {that a} booster shot was obligatory for Covid-vaccinated residents who acquired their second dose of the Sinopharm jab greater than six months in the past.

A 30-day grace interval was granted till Monday, September 20, permitting residents to keep a inexperienced standing on the AlHosn app till they acquired their booster dose.

Once the deadline passes, residents with no booster shot will see a gray standing on the AlHosn app, which limits them from coming into many public locations within the Capital.

Dr Faisal Hamza Dalvi, inner medication specialist at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, stated the vaccination centres beneath VPS Healthcare have seen quite a few individuals make appointments for the booster shot.

“There has been a rush on the vaccination centres, as residents have been eager on getting the booster dose. Many individuals, particularly these planning to journey overseas, have been choosing the Pfizer vaccine as a result of it’s extra internationally accepted,” he stated.

Dr Dalvi added that the booster was the easiest way to keep protected towards the virus and improve immunity.


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“The Covid vaccine booster is essential for individuals who have accomplished six months since taking their second dose to improve their immunity. People ought to go for the third dose for his or her safety towards the virus,” he stated.

With the exception of Sinopharm, different vaccines don’t require a booster dose but, the Government of Abu Dhabi Media Office stated earlier.

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