Picture used for illustrative purpose only. Iman Abdullah Al Ali, Staff Reporter The UAE Health authorities are keen to deny all rumours and misleading information about COVID-19 vaccine which are being circulated on social media sites without any scientific support, a health official said on Wednesday. Dr Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of Health Centres and Clinics Sector, and Chairman of the National Committee for the Implementation of the Provisions of International Health Regulations and Prevention of Pandemic, says that there are number of rumours spread about the vaccine since the beginning of the pandemic until the adoption of vaccines. Al Rand said: “There is a rumour claiming that the vaccine causes allergies which is not true, as more than a million people in the UAE have been vaccinated and no one has ever had an allergy." "Another rumour that a person who has been infected with corona does not need the vaccine is also not true because the doctor is the one who evaluates it on the basis of an antibody test, then determines whether the person needs a vaccine or not.” Al Rand added: "If the infection is mild and without symptoms, the vaccine is given directly, but if it is moderate or severe,...read more...