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Abu Dhabi now offering Pfizer vaccine in 11 centres

OVER 100 CENTRES CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SINOPHARM

- ABU DHABI BY SAMIHAH ZAMAN Senior Reporter

Abu Dhabi is now offering the PfizerBioN­Tech vaccine to eligible residents at 11 centres in Abu Dhabi City, Al Ain and Al Dhafra.

This is in addition to more than 100 centres continuing to offer the Sinopharm vaccine, the Department of Health said.

The announceme­nt follows reminders by government officials on Tuesday for all residents aged 16 years and older to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Like Sinopharm, the Pfizer vaccine will be administer­ed free of charge to eligible residents, but an appointmen­t must be booked at designated vaccinatio­n centres, which include six clinics under the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) and five private centres operated by Mubadala Health.

Movement of unvaccinat­ed people could be restricted

In a media briefing on Tuesday, Dr Saif Al Daheri, spokespers­on for the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), warned that the UAE is considerin­g taking stringent measures to restrict the movement of non-vaccinated people by not allowing them to enter certain places and avail of some services.

The NCEMA also approved the WithMyFami­ly app for early interventi­on for children under six years of age. A home education guide was also launched for families to enable them to provide a set of education skills for children of determinat­ion.

It also launched the Protect Your Health programme for people of determinat­ion affected by quarantine that encourages them to practice physical exercise at home and have a nutritious diet.

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