December 1, 2023

UAE head teachers urge older pupils to take the Covid-19 vaccine to keep schools safe

Principals advise teenagers aged 16 and above to take the shot

Head teachers have urged older pupils to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to help to make the UAE’s schools a safe environment.

On Sunday, the Ministry of Health and Prevention approved the use of the coronavirus vaccine for teenagers aged 16 and above.

Previously, anyone under the age of 18 was not allowed to be inoculated against the virus.

It is understood that teenagers will receive the Sinopharm vaccine, which is one of two approved by authorities in the Emirates.

The drug was approved for nationwide use on December 9. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was first administered in Dubai two weeks later. Free and voluntary vaccination campaigns are under way for both.

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