DHA expands eligibility criteria for virus vaccine
Gulf Today|April 18, 2021
The women who are breastfeeding as well as those who are planning to conceive can take the mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech)

DUBAI

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that as part of the expansion of the eligibility criteria for COVID-19 vaccination, women who are breastfeeding as well as those who are planning to conceive can take the mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech).

Furthermore, patients who had COVID-19 no longer need to wait for three months to get the vaccine. They can take it on completion of their isolation, provided the infection was mild or non-symptomatic.

Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of DHA’s Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector and Chairperson of the COVID-19 Vaccination Steering Committee said the decision taken by the COVID-19 scientific committee after due consideration is aligned with international guidelines.

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