Dubai: Your guide to getting Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine booster shots

You can get a booster in as little as two months if you have taken a certain vaccine



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Published: Mon 27 Dec 2021, 12:08 PM

Last updated: Mon 27 Dec 2021, 9:53 PM

With the Omicron variant of Covid-19 detected in 108 countries across continents, authorities in the UAE have time and again stressed the importance of booster vaccine doses.

Studies have shown that the booster dose helps increase immunity/antibody levels manifold against Covid-19. Boosters produce virus-fighting antibodies capable of tackling the Omicron variant as well.

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Monday released a helpful chart that details the Pfizer-BioNTech booster regimen for people who have taken different vaccines.

Type of vaccineNo. of booster shotsDurationEligibility
2 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech1 Pfizer booster shot6 months after second dose18 years and above
2 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca
2 doses of Moderna
2 doses of Sputnik
1 dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca and 1 dose of Pfizer-BioNTech
1 dose of J&J1 Pfizer booster shot
2 doses of Sinopharm2 Pfizer booster shots
2 doses of Sinovac

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