UAE has been way ahead on the vaccine drive, and now after vaccinating half of its population, the country has approved the emergency use of Pfizer for the 12-15 age group. Read on to know more about this.
Emergency Use Of Pfizer Vaccine Is Approved To Protect The Kids From The Novel Coronavirus
Emergency use of Pfizer- BioNTech vaccine for kids aged 12-15 is approved by the Ministry of health. The approval is in line with the nation’s effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus and protect this age group. The vaccine was recently cleared for use in adolescents between 12 and 15 in the US after a trial declared it safe and effective. Hence, UAE too has approved the same for the kids.
Everyone From Age 12 Can Now Take A Covid-19 Jab In The UAE
In terms of the vaccine, UAE has successfully provided more than 11 million vaccine doses to its citizens and residents. The country also aims to vaccinate all eligible adults by the end of 2021. And now, lowering the age for receiving a jab will allow the nation to protect all the citizens, including kids.
The UAE, in January, gave a nod to the usage of vaccine for teenagers aged 16 and above before that anyone aged 18 or below was not allowed to take a jab. However, now with everyone over the age of 12 allowed to take the vaccine, UAE will soon fulfil the mission of vaccinating its entire population with a free vaccination drive, which was rolled out last year.
Meanwhile, in terms of the Pfizer vaccine, the company has started trialling the vaccine on kids of the age group 5 to 11 and data for the same is expected soon.