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UAE cabinet approves national vaccination policy

reporters@khaleejtimes.com Filed on September 7, 2020 | Last updated on September 8, 2020 at 12.00 am
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE cabinet, vaccination, covid-19, coronavirus

The policy will act as a coordination framework for all parties involved in the immunisation field.

A national policy approved on Monday will ensure that quality vaccines are readily available across the UAE. It will also raise awareness about the importance of vaccines and support innovation and research. The policy includes provisions to safeguard public health during emergencies and disease outbreaks.

The National Policy on Vaccinations, which is a multi-sectoral framework for combating communicable diseases and reducing their risks to individuals and society, was approved by the UAE Cabinet chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The policy will act as a coordination framework for all parties involved in the immunisation field "in order to support the health system in the country and enhance the efficiency of services".

It also aims to bring together the non-governmental sector and community members to support the UAE's fight against communicable diseases by promoting a healthy lifestyle. It will ensure the delivery of the best quality of vaccination services and preventive care nationwide.

The policy also aims to enhance the country's position as a regional and international healthcare hub.

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Staff Reporter


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