Conditions To Receiving Sinopharm Vaccine At Walk-In Centres

  • Publish date: Monday، 31 May 2021
Conditions To Receiving Sinopharm Vaccine At Walk-In Centres

The Department of Health Abu Dhabi (DoH) started offering a free booster dose of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine to individuals via a walk-in facility.

The health authority announced it’s offering a booster shot at more than 100 vaccination centres across the emirate.

Most importantly people must go to the same healthcare entities from where they received their earlier doses.

The date of the second dose would have to be at least six months ago. The booster shot will enhance immunity and antibody response.

Earlier this week, Dr Farida Al Hosani, Official Spokesperson, the UAE Health Sector, said priority to receive the additional shot would be given to senior citizens and people with chronic diseases.

As per the DoH guidelines received by the hospitals last week, a booster shot is to be “considered for people requesting the dose after an interval of 6 months from the second dose. The priority to be given to older adults and people with chronic conditions”.

Recently, Dr. Farida predicted a need for an annual vaccine against Covid-19 such as seasonal influenza vaccine, which is given annually.

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