Dubai begins vaccinating those aged between 12-15 years with Pfizer vaccine

MENA

Published: 2021-06-01 16:09

Last Updated: 2021-07-28 01:02


Dubai begins vaccinating those aged between 12-15 years with Pfizer vaccine
Dubai begins vaccinating those aged between 12-15 years with Pfizer vaccine

Tuesday, the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) said on Twitter that the emirate has begun vaccinating those between the ages 12 and 15 with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.

"As part of the expansion of vaccination campaigns to combat the coronavirus and protect society, the Dubai Health Authority continues to vaccinate adolescents over the age of 12 years with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine," the office said.

According to the Reuters COVID-19 tracker, the UAE has among the world's highest immunization rates, with about two thirds of its population having taken two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca or Sputnik V vaccines.

May 11, the US Food and Drug Administration approved use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15 in the United States.

Last week, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for adolescents between the ages 12 and 15.