On Thursday May 12, the Emirati Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has approved the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15.
The Emirates News Agency (WAM) revealed that the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine came after ‘the outcome of clinical trials and a strict assessment’, which were conducted to approve its use.
Two months ago, the UAE announced that residents aged 16 and over can get vaccinated, and now, younger children can get vaccinated too; this all comes within the UAE’s effort to combat the pandemic and protect this age group and ensure the community’s safety and well-being as a whole.
The MoHAP, the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, and the Dubai Health Authority have kicked off a free national vaccination campaign for all citizens and residents to curb the spread of Covid-19.
According to WAM: “The UAE has provided over 11 million vaccine doses to citizens and residents around the country, which contributed to delivering the declared target of vaccinating half of the eligible population by the end of March 2021.”