More MoHAP officials also got the first dose of the vaccine.
In line with the plan of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) to get the frontline health workers vaccinated with Covid-19 vaccine, senior health officials including Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospital Sector and Director-General of the Emirates Health Services Corporation, Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers, and Clinics, Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Support Services Sector, have taken the first dose of Covid-19.
After the UAE recently authorized the use of the vaccine by frontline workers, MoHAP has started to give the first Covid-19 vaccine dose for the medical and nursing staff at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women and Children.
Highest levels of safety
In a statement issued on Tuesday, MoHAP said: “This step clearly underlines the interest and support of the wise leadership for all workers in the health sector and its commitment to providing them with the highest levels of safety.”
The Health Ministry highlighted the UAE’s success in the clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine which have demonstrated the efficacy and effectiveness of the vaccine and its ability to curb the pandemic consequences.
“Those who got vaccinated will be under careful and continuous medical supervision along with necessary examinations to spot any adverse effects that may arise,” MoHAP added.
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