Covid in Abu Dhabi: Pfizer jabs now available for children aged 5-11 years

Shots are available at Seha and Mubadala Health facilities



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Published: Fri 11 Feb 2022, 4:41 PM

Last updated: Fri 11 Feb 2022, 10:32 PM

Abu Dhabi has begun offering Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine to children between the ages of five and 11.

The move was approved by the Capital’s health regulator, the Department of Health (DoH), Abu Dhabi Media Office said in a statement.

Shots are currently available at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) and Mubadala Health facilities.

Last year, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) approved the vaccine for emergency use for children aged 12 and older as part of its efforts to curb the spread of the virus. Recently, MoHAP approved the vaccine for kids aged five and older.

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Meanwhile, medical professionals in the country have also been urging parents to get their children jabbed. They said kids who are inoculated tend to display mild symptoms of Covid-19 compared to those who haven’t taken the shot.


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