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Pfizer Covid vaccine for children in Dubai: Who are not eligible

Web report/Dubai
Filed on May 24, 2021
Photo: Reuters

The Dubai Health Authority had announced on Sunday that kids aged 12-15 could receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Authorities in Dubai have clarified that some children will not be eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine.

In a tweet, the Dubai Health Authority also clarified what information parents had to give the healthcare provider about their child.


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Those children who have an active Covid infection, have needed specialised treatment for Covid, or have previously had immediate and severe allergic reactions to a vaccine or any of its components (within four hours of taking it) are not eligible to take the vaccine, it said.

Parents must give the healthcare provider a complete medical history of their child. They must also disclose if their child has a weakened immune system and/or was sick or had a fever in the last three days prior to the vaccine.

The DHA on Sunday announced that parents could book appointments for their children aged 12-15 to get the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine. This came after studies showed that the Pfizer jab is 100 per cent effective in kids aged 12-15.

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