UAE recommends Pfizer, Sputnik booster shots

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The UAE has approved the booster shots of Pfizer-BioNTech and Sputnik COVID-19 vaccines for all adults aged 18 and above.

The additional jab will be provided to individuals six months after their second dose.

Previously, only some at-risk categories were eligible for Pfizer and Sputnik booster shots.

The announcement was made during the latest government media briefing, which highlighted the importance of taking the booster shot.

Dr. Farida Al Hosani, spokesperson of the UAE health sector, also highlighted that 100 per cent of all eligible residents have received the first dose of the vaccine but that doesn't mean everyone has been vaccinated.

She clarified that most of the target groups are now inoculated, while many students are yet to receive the jab and there is a small category of  people who are not eligible on medical grounds.

Dr. Al Hosani also explained that the country’s population keeps changing with the arrival of new employment and residence visa holders.

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