Sinopharm vaccine for kids aged 3 and above in UAE: All you need to know

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Abu Dhabi - The approval comes after extensive clinical trials and evaluations.



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Saman Haziq

Published: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 2:09 AM

Last updated: Tue 3 Aug 2021, 6:44 AM

Children in the age group 3-17 years can now be given the Sinopharm vaccine jabs, the UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Monday.

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The ministry on Monday announced that the approval of the emergency registration of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for children comes after conducting extensive clinical trials and evaluations. The administration of the vaccine is based on the emergency use authorisation and local evaluations which are in line with the approved regulations.

The Sinopharm immune bridge study that was launched in Abu Dhabi in June this year saw the participation of 900 children.

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Held under the supervision of the MoHAP, the study was conducted with full parental consent. All young volunteers were closely monitored and received care at every step of the process.

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The UAE is the first country in the Middle East and North Africa region to have conducted a study of the vaccine’s effectiveness for this age group. Other vaccine manufacturing countries, such as China, the United States, United Kingdom and India, have also performed similar clinical trials over the past few months.


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