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Dubai Health Authority approves longer interval between AstraZeneca vaccine doses

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The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Tuesday reported it was endorsing a more drawn out span period between doses for the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.

“In view of ongoing examinations from the University of Oxford on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and according to the proposals of the WHO, DHA has affirmed a 10-week stretch between the first and second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine,” the power said in a post distributed on its authority social media account.

Ongoing investigations showed a higher adequacy and higher obtained resistance when the dosing span between the first and second doses was expanded, it clarified.

“Each one of the individuals who are expected for the second dose of this vaccine will get an instant message with the date and area for their inoculation arrangement,” it added.

On February 2, the UAE declared it would begin offering the India-made AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines as a component of its national immunization program.

It is the fourth vaccine being offered in the UAE, aside from Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Sputnik V.


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