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UAE approves emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine – News

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The vaccine will be available to the “first line of defence heroes who are at the highest risk of contracting the virus”.

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced an “emergency approval” for use of the #Covid19 vaccine.

The vaccine will be available to the “first line of defence heroes who are at the highest risk of contracting the virus”, a minister announced. This will protect them from any dangers and provide safety precautions.

“The vaccine emergency approval for use is fully aligned with regulations and laws which permit accelerated authorisation process,” said Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP).

“The results of the first and second test phases (of the vaccine) showed that it is safe, effective and triggered the right response.”

Officials said the emergency approval was granted on “meeting a set criteria for this specific purpose, and working closely with the vaccine’s developers”.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority¬†(NCEMA) tweeted on Monday that the results of clinical trials in the UAE are “moving on the right path, with all tests being successful so far”.

“In less than six weeks since the study began, 31,000 volunteers representing 125 nationalities have participated in the clinical trials. The side effects which have been reported so far are mild and expected, like any other vaccine, and no severe side effects have been encountered,” the authority said.

“The initial results in the ongoing study are encouraging in terms of antibody production in the body. The vaccine has been tested on 1,000 volunteers suffering from chronic diseases, and no complications occurred.”





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