Frontline workers in UAE now getting Covid-19 vaccine


Healthcare workers in the UAE are among the first to get the Covid-19 vaccine in line with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) plan. 

Senior health officials including Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospital Sector and Director-General of the Emirates Health Services Corporation, Dr. Hussien Abdel Rahman Al Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centres, and Clinics, Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Support Services Sector have taken the first of the vaccine. 

The health authorities have started to give the first dose of vaccine for the medical and nursing staff of Al Wassimi Hospital for Women and Children. 

“The 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 level of safety,” MOHAP said in a statement. 

“Those who got vaccinated will be under careful and continuous medical supervision along with necessary examinations to spot any adverse effects that may arise,” it added. 


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