You have to wear a mask even if vaccinated: Seha

DG Staff

ABU DHABI 22 February 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has emphasised that adherence to precautionary measures remains crucial – even for people who have received a Covid-19 vaccine.

Vaccination coupled with precautionary measures including wearing a face mask, regularly sanitising hands, and practicing physical distancing, is the fastest and safest way to triumph over Covid-19.

Dr. Anwar Sallam, Group Chief Medical Officer, Seha said, “Following precautionary measures such as, wearing a protective face mask, regularly sanitising hands, practicing physical distancing is as important today as it was at the very start of this pandemic.

He said there is still a risk that vaccinated members of the community contract the virus without presenting symptoms and pass it on to vulnerable groups such as the elderly, pregnant women and those with chronic illnesses, within their circle of family or friends.

“The health and wellbeing of the community is core to our approach at Seha, and we are very much aligned with our wise leadership’s measures and guidance for safety precautions, that have proven to keep the UAE’s Covid-19 infection and death rate much lower than global rates,” he added.

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