Frontline workers in UAE to get anti-covid vaccine

Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 14 October 2020: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), plans to get frontline health workers vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA).

Its Director-General, Obaid Rashid Al Shamsi, has taken the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

The UAE has authorised the emergency use of the vaccine as part of the country’s measures to protect health workers in close contact with Covid-19 patients and ensure their safety, and that it was fully aligned with the regulations and laws that allow a faster review of licensing procedures.

Al Shamsi stated that the UAE leadership gives top priority to deliver the highest levels of safety and security to the frontline health professionals and their protection from any health risks they may face while performing their duty, said official news agency Wam.

“In alignment with the leadership’s vision, the availability of this safe, effective vaccine will contribute to save and protect lives,” he added.

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