COVID-19 vaccine: Sinopharm booster shot in UAE 6 months after second dose

Over 73.88% of eligible groups in the UAE have received the vaccine

  
Vials labelled "Sputnik V Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed Sinopharm logo, in this illustration photo taken March 12, 2021.

Vials labelled "Sputnik V Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed Sinopharm logo, in this illustration photo taken March 12, 2021.

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Booster Covid-19 vaccine shots have been approved for UAE residents, it was announced on Tuesday.

Sinopharm booster shots would be given to residents six months after they have received their second dose.

Over 73.88 per cent of eligible groups in the UAE have received the Covid-19 vaccine, a top official said. These are residents aged above 16 years.

Additionally, over 80 per cent the elderly population have been vaccinated.

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