DHA opens Pfizer jab booking slots for children

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The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has expanded its COVID-19 vaccination drive by opening up booking slots for 12 to 15-year-olds for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Parents can now book appointments for this age group through the DHA app.

Priority will be given to those with chronic conditions as well as those who live with elderly people or individuals whose health conditions prevent vaccination.

Meanwhile, 12 to 15-year-olds who have tested positive for COVID-19 with mild or no symptoms can take the vaccine after the completion of the isolation period (10 days).

For moderate or severe cases, including cases that required hospitalisation, parents must consult the doctor before booking an appointment.

These are the DHA facilities that provide the jab to 12 to 15-year-olds:

  • Latifa Women and Children Hospital
  • Hatta Hospital
  • Al Barsha, Al Mizhar and Zabeel Primary Healthcare Centres

The vaccine is also available at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital (Parents can call the hospital directly to book an appointment).

The DHA stressed that parents must ensure that children of this age group continue to observe precautionary measures even after receiving both doses of the vaccine.

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