Have you had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination and need a booster? According to the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), you need to wait for a certain period to be eligible for a booster dosage. It all depends on the vaccination you had. The rules went viral on the Ministry’s social media accounts on January 5th. Read on to know about the eligibility of different type of vaccines.
MOHAP has suggested two distinct time periods based on your age and health if your initial vaccine was Sinopharm.
Three month waiting period is a must for individuals above 16 and over 50 with chronic conditions. If they don’t suffer from such comorbidities, they can take the booster dose in six months. Individuals who have already received the Sinopharm vaccination might obtain a booster dose of the same or a different vaccine.
Pfizer & Sputnik
Similarly, Pfizer & Sputnik also has a six month waiting period for the booster dose after full vaccination. The age group above 18 yrs can take the booster dose as specified above.
How Can I Schedule A Booster Dosage Appointment?
Dubai Health Authority (DHA), SEHA (Abu Dhabi Healthcare Company), or Emirates Health Services may schedule your COVID-19 booster vaccination appointment (EHS)
Why Do I Need A Booster Shot?
The NCEMA and health officials have advised residents and citizens to obtain a booster injection. There’s a necessity of raising society’s immunity against COVID-19 variations and genetic abnormalities.
Health Sector: We urge eligible individuals to take their booster shots to protect themselves, especially elderly people and those with chronic diseases, to support the national efforts to address the pandemic and counter variants.
— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) January 5, 2022
How Do I Schedule A COVID-19 Booster Dosage With EHS?
COVID-19 vaccine and booster injection are available at EHS immunisation centres in Dubai, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, and Fujairah. There are over 20 EHS immunisation centres around the Emirate.
Following Are The Steps To Schedule A COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment
To schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at an EHS facility, call the EHS hotline at 800 8877 or use the COVID-19 EHS app.