UAE approves Pfizer, Sputnik booster shots for some individuals

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The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has approved the emergency use of the booster shots of Pfizer-BioNTech and Sputnik COVID-19 vaccines.

The groups that should take the third dose of these vaccines are: senior citizens, residents above 60 years, people with chronic diseases, individuals at risk of complications (aged 50-59), and people receiving long-term health care (aged 18 years and above).

Individuals falling under these categories are eligible for the additional jab six months after taking the second dose.

Authorities added that the latest announcement does not apply to those who have received Pfizer-BioNTech or Sputnik booster doses after being fully vaccinated with Sinopharm.

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