Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi, Acting Executive Director of External Therapeutic Services, announced the policy of booster doses, whereby they can be given to all vaccinated individuals with both doses 6 months after taking the second dose, and they can be given 3 months after the date of the second dose to individuals at risk.
She stressed that the UAE is one of the first countries to receive the drug “Stromefab”, and at the global level, the drug is one of the most successful treatments for people with Covid-19.
And she stated during the media briefing today, that the struvimab drug is made of a protein that targets the virus at an early stage during its entry into the patient’s body, and it has the greatest effect when used on patients who are most prone to complications, as it prevents the disease from developing into severe cases or death.
She indicated that studies have proven the drug’s success in preventing the disease from developing to death by 97%, preventing patients from entering intensive care by 99.5%, and making complete recovery in 14 days of receiving the drug by 99%, and reducing the length of patients’ stay in hospitals by 20%, and the number of drug recipients in the country reached 13 A person.
She revealed that the vaccine has been provided in all regions of the country, and it can be used to treat adults and children over 12 years of age who meet certain criteria, and who are at severe risk of developing Covid-19 symptoms, such as those with chronic diseases, the elderly, and pregnant women.
She added that Covid-19 vaccines are among the most important public health interventions that complement efforts to control the pandemic, and that scientific studies are still ongoing on them globally to monitor their effectiveness and impact on infection, including supporting doses according to the type of vaccination.
She added that vaccinations contribute to the prevention of infection and complications of the disease, admission to hospitals, reducing the period of stay in hospitals, and the absence of the need for respirators compared to the unvaccinated group.
She noted that since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UAE has adhered to the principle of health as a priority, and has strengthened the health sector with qualified medical cadres and established specialized hospitals in record time, to adopt the latest health practices with high efficiency.
She stressed that the concerned authorities devoted all efforts to control the pandemic and activate the plan for preparedness and preparedness for epidemics, focusing on key data that include the rehabilitation of response and surveillance teams, ensuring the sustainability of the infrastructure and providing the necessary capabilities for rapid intervention to treat cases.
She stressed the need to adhere to health protocols related to infection and to communicate with health authorities as soon as possible to ensure access to treatment, which results in accelerating the pace of recovery, as early therapeutic intervention is one of the most important factors in treating the disease and preventing any complications.
She said that the state has harnessed all the capabilities and resources necessary to ensure the health and safety of those infected with Covid 19, thanks to the vision of our rational leadership, that our health sector has a high-level and efficient system to provide the best treatments and protocols to ensure the recovery of those infected with Covid 19.
She noted that the state is keen to follow up its nationals when they travel to other countries, and with the passage of the Covid 19 pandemic, the “We and You” team was formed, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and representatives of local health authorities, to follow up on cases of infection of the country’s citizens abroad.
And she stressed the need to preserve the safety of everyone around us stems from our sense of responsibility, especially when visiting senior citizens and residents, may God protect them.
And she cautioned that in the event of an injury to any member of the elderly family, it is important to reassure him and quickly direct to the competent health centers to give them the necessary treatments and not to be negligent in that to ensure their health and safety and provide them with the necessary care.
She pointed out that examinations are an essential habit in our daily lives, and adherence to all precautionary measures, such as wearing masks and physical distancing, advising the unvaccinated to hurry and get the vaccine, to limit the spread of the virus.
And she called on those wishing to travel to take two doses of the vaccine and obtain health insurance that includes global insurance against the Covid 19 virus, as well as registering in the Tawajudi service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and adhering to all precautionary measures even if they are not applied in that country of headquarters.
And she called, in the event of confirmation of infection with the virus, to communicate with the country’s mission and also communicate with the health insurance company or the airline to bear the costs of treatment, with the need to adhere to the procedures followed in that country.
She recommended everyone to review the health status of the country to which you wish to travel and to ensure the health status in it, in order to ensure your safety and ensure that you enjoy your trip safely.
She noted the importance of obtaining a Covid-19 vaccine before heading to travel, to raise immunity and fight disease, as well as adhere to precautionary and preventive measures, and review the health status of the country you wish to travel to and ensure the health status in it, in order to ensure your safety and ensure that you enjoy your trip safely.