UAE: Sinopharm ‘Booster shots’ for those with weak immunity
A third Covid-19 ‘booster’ shot of the Sinopharm vaccine can be taken by those who are high-risk and have weaker immunities and chronic illnesses, UAE doctors have said.
A small number of people in the UAE have received a third Covid-19 vaccine ‘booster’ shot which aims to kick in an immune response against the virus.
Medics reiterated that the third dose can be reserved for those who have not developed enough antibodies or those who are at a higher risk of developing complications from Covid-19.
The vaccine that is available for free across the UAE is administered up to 28 days apart; with its effectiveness also kicking in up to 28 days after the second booster dose. The side effects, if any, will be similar to that experienced earlier like pain on site of injection, nausea, diarrohea, malaise etc.
Additionally, people should not let their guards down and must wash their hands with soap and water, or else, use hand sanitiser. Maintain social distance and always wear masks to keep yourself protected from Covid-19.”