Dubai approves longer interval between vaccine doses

SourceGulf Insider
SectorHealthcare
CountryUAE

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Tuesday announced it was approving a longer interval period between doses for the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.“Based on recent studies from the University of Oxford on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and as per the recommendations of the WHO, DHA has approved a 10-week interval between the 1st & 2nd dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine,” the authority said in a post published on its official social media account.Recent studies showed a higher efficacy and higher acquired immunity when the dosing interval between the first and second doses was increased, it explained.Comments Read Next3 hours agoUAE reports 3,005 new coronavirus cases6 hours agoAbu Dhabi updates green countries; removes Saudi Arabia21 hours agoExpats begin to receive vaccine in Kuwait1 day agoUAE reports 2,105 coronavirus cases, 15 deaths1 day agoPhilippines approves Sinovac’s vaccine for emergency use2 days agoUAE reports 2,250 new coronavirus cases, 17 deaths3 days agoStudy: AstraZeneca more effective with longer dose gap4 days agoStudy: Pfizer first dose 85% effective after 2-4 weeks4 days agoAstraZeneca vaccine more effective with longer dose gap, says study4 days agoBioNTech-Pfizer say COVID-19 vaccine can stand warmer temperatures ...read more...