UAE: Sputnik, Pfizer Covid vaccine booster protocols announced

The shots can be taken six months after the second dose.

Authorities in the UAE have approved the emergency use of booster shots of Pfizer-BioNTech and Sputnik vaccines for some residents. Announcing the eligibility criteria, health officials said that the booster shots will be given six months after the second dose.

Those who have taken Pfizer or Sputnik jabs after being vaccinated with Sinopharm are not eligible for the booster shots.

According to the authorities, the following categories are eligible to receive the booster shots:

>> Senior citizens and expats aged 60 and above.

>> Those with chronic illnesses in the 50-59 years age group.

>> Those committed to long-term care at healthcare facilities.

(More details to follow)

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