2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine for Senior health officials

Senior health officials in Abu Dhabi received the second dose of the inactive COVID-19 vaccine, as they are among the first volunteers in the clinical trials that enter its third phase in the framework of the For Humanity campaign, which witnesses more interaction between different residents of the country.

Abu Dhabi Senior health officials

For Humanity campaign

Senior health officials in Abu Dhabi receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad Al Hamid, head of the Abu Dhabi Health Department and Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Kaabi, the acting deputy director of the department, were among the first volunteers to receive inactive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which officially started on July 16, when the Senior health officials did not show any side effects and demonstrated The presence of strong antibodies and immune responses during ongoing trials, under the medical supervision of experts.

Senior health officials adhering to strict monitoring protocols that include direct medical examinations by the third and eighth days of receiving the first dose and phone follow-up on the seventh day and again ?? on the fourteenth day, interim reports revealed to officials their initial response very positively so far.

His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad Al Hamid said: “After obtaining the first vaccine, my brothers and sisters did not complain of any symptoms, and today the second stage of the vaccination begins.”

His Excellency added, “The good side is that the person who gets the vaccine will be free to move in the country without the need for a PCR examination.”

“To close scientific research and agree that the property should go out to the market, we need the number of volunteers to reach 15,000,” he said.

For his part, His Excellency Dr. Jamal Muhammad Al-Kaabi said: “We tell the people participating in the study, do not be afraid that you are part of the study and that the vaccination was successful, you will be among the first people to receive the vaccination once it is approved.”

He added: “The centre located in the exhibition grounds is the largest centre in which clinical research is conducted for the third stage at the level of the Middle East.”

Clinical trials contribute to supporting the capabilities of medical research and development in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including the national capabilities to manufacture the vaccine. The current clinical trials are conducted according to the international guidelines stipulated by the World Health Organization and the US Food and Drug Administration.

Source: WAM
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