The UAE’s Covid vaccine centres have begun preparations to administer booster doses of the Sinopharm vaccine by receiving requests and recording data.
They also noted that an option to book an appointment for the additional dose will be added to the registration system as soon as doses become available at the centres in about a month.
Dr Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson for the UAE health sector, told Emarat Al Youm that the third Sinopharm vaccine dose is optional. It is part of the country’s proactive strategy to provide maximum protection for society, with priority given to the elderly and those with chronic diseases.
Frontline doctors in the country have urged everyone eligible for vaccination to take the jab. This comes especially in light of initial results from those who have contracted the virus after taking the vaccine.
Vaccinated patients who get infected again have so far presented very mild symptoms only, confirming the effectiveness of the approved vaccines in the UAE.