As the epidemic spreads, so do medical professionals' and researchers' efforts to combat and contain it. They are constantly working to provide us with ways be secure and return to our normal lives. Multiple vaccines were made available in the market at the start of this year, but only for specific groups. UAE has been a forbearer in this regard and has vaccinated more than 87 per cent of its residents – a proportion that rises to 97.5 per cent for people aged over 60. UAE's long-term recovery plan is to vaccinate 100 percent of the targeted groups by the end of 2021. Vaccination figures are currently at 145.89 doses per 100 eligible people.
Weqaya's new campaign titled #GetItToo highlights the new groups that can take the vaccine as well. These include women trying to conceive, breastfeeding women and kids above the age of 12. Clinical trials showed the mRNA vaccine is safe for users in those categories. As a result, women who are breastfeeding can rest assured that their children will not experience serious side effects, should they take the vaccine.
The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has initiated a Sinopharm "immune bridge study" for the age group of 3 to 17 years. The study is in accordance with UAE's goal to vaccinate most of its population so that 'herd immunity' can be achieved and life can be returned to normalcy without constant fear and threat lingering around.
Congruently with the UAE constantly standing among countries with highest vaccination rates, all types of visa holders, free vaccinations are provided across the UAE. The government has a goal to vaccinate as many people as possible for everyone's safety and protection. Given that mass vaccination correlates positively with reducing the spread of the pandemic, for your own protection, as well as the safety of your family and community, get your immunization.