Abu Dhabi residents reminded to get Covid-19 booster before deadline

© Provided by The National Dalaa Alaa Aladwan, 14, from Rosary School gets vaccinated at SEHA Vaccination Centre, Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, Zayed Port.

Authorities in Abu Dhabi are reminding residents that the deadline is approaching to get their Covid-19 booster shot.

Last month it was announced that anyone who had received two shots of the Sinopharm vaccine must now receive a third booster shot to top up their immunity.

From September 20, people in Abu Dhabi who have not had the booster shot will not be able to enter public places that require green status on Al Hosn, the UAE’s official Covid-19 app.

For those who received their second dose of Sinopharm vaccine six or more months ago, remember to get a booster dose by 20 September to maintain eligibility for green status on Alhosn app. pic.twitter.com/iDrpjYodLa

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After the third dose, a PCR test must be taken at least every 30 days to maintain green status on Al Hosn.

Residents who have taken the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, or any of the other approved vaccines, do not require a third dose at this stage.

Booster shots can be taken without prior appointment at any Seha vaccination centre.

Lately, UAE daily case figures have been consistently below 1,000, with recoveries outweighing new infections. The rate of fully vaccinated residents has now passed 80 per cent.

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