Pfizer vaccine ‘completely safe’ for UAE residents who got Sinopharm shot: Experts

SourceAl Arabiya
SectorHealthcare
CountryUAE

Doctors in the United Arab Emirates have moved to reassure residents who have had two doses of the Sinopharm that taking a third ‘booster shot’ of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is completely safe and will offer an extra layer of protection against COVID-19.

The UAE announced last week that they have made the Pfizer vaccine available to those initially immunized with Sinopharm vaccine to offer maximum protection against the coronavirus.

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The Gulf states, which have vaccinated large portions of their populations, initially started inoculating residents and citizens with the Sinopharm COVID-19 shot before later introducing other vaccines.

In May, the UAE also announced it is offering a third dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccinefor those who received their second dose at least six months ago.

On Friday, it was announced that residents could also take the Pfizer/BioNTech as a booster shot.

Neighboring Gulf state Bahrain announced similar measures.

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