Senior officials from UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine in line with the health ministry’s goal to get all frontline health workers vaccinated against the virus.
The officials who received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine include Dr Youssef Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospital Sector and Director-General of the Emirates Health Services Corporation, Dr Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry's Health Assistant Sector, Health Centres, and Clinics and Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Support Services Sector.
Following the authorisation of the COVID-19 vaccine for frontline workers, MoHAP has started to give the first vaccine dose for the medical and nursing staff at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women and Children.
A statement issued by the Health Ministry said: “This step clearly underlines the interest and support of the wise leadership for all workers in the health sector and its commitment to providing them with the highest levels of safety.”
“Those who got vaccinated will be under careful and continuous medical supervision along with necessary examinations to spot any adverse effects that may arise,” the statement further said.