Covid-19: No appointment needed for vaccines, booster shot for children, elderly in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - DoH reiterated that the booster shot is designed to enhance and strengthen the body’s immunity response.

By Wam

Published: Thu 19 Aug 2021, 7:30 AM

Last updated: Thu 19 Aug 2021, 7:47 AM

Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH) is providing Covid-19 vaccines for children, senior citizens and residents, and the required booster dose, without prior booking at all SEHA vaccination centres.

The regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate, has confirmed that the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 3 to 17, Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12 and above, the Covid-19 booster vaccine shot for individuals who have received their second dose and Covid-19 vaccines for senior citizens and residents are now available via walk-in at all SEHA vaccination centres across Abu Dhabi.

DoH is calling upon all parents in the emirate to get their children vaccinated in order to protect the safety and security of the overall community. The vaccine is the only essential way to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, maximize the prevention of the virus and ensure lives and activities will return back to normal.

DoH highlighted that the booster shot is designed to enhance and strengthen the body’s immunity response against the different contagious strains, especially considering the continuous spread of the Covid-19 virus and the emergence of new variants.

Dr. Jamal Mohammed AlKaabi, Undersecretary of DoH, said: "We continue to strengthen our efforts to maintain the health and safety of all members of the community as it remains at the forefront of our priorities, and we are committed to making Covid-19 vaccines available and accessible to all Abu Dhabi citizens and residents.

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