Sami Abdul Raouf (Dubai)
The Ministry of Health and Community Protection confirmed that all expenditures related to health services related to the new Corona virus vaccination are free services, as well as treatment of side effects if they occur.
The ministry said, in a bulletin issued by it: “The (inactive) Corona virus vaccine registered in the United Arab Emirates aims to provide acquired immunity against the emerging corona virus, and this vaccine is given in two doses, and the period between the two doses ranges from 21 days to 28 days. ».
The ministry indicated that the vaccine can be given to all people, starting from the age of 16 and over, and who have chronic, stable diseases.
In a related context, the Ministry of Health and Community Protection issued a form for approval to take the emerging “Corona” virus (Covid-19) vaccine, in which the person confirms his understanding that he still has to take all precautionary measures to combat the virus.
The Ministry confirmed that a copy of this form will be placed in the person’s medical record file, noting that the person who received the vaccine is aware that this vaccine has been registered in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the UAE.
The consent form includes a pledge that he does not have any of the 9 things, namely: hospitalization, or intensive care due to a previous infection with “Corona” disease, previous severe allergy to vaccines, severe neurological disease, or a person with epilepsy and is not controlled, even after taking medications. .
These matters also include the person being free from immunodeficiency disease or having “acute” cancer, or having a history of coagulopathy or thrombocytopenia, as well as not taking immunosuppressive drugs, or those taking drugs that have a lasting effect on the immune system’s effectiveness during Last three months. The person must not have taken any vaccine during the previous 14 days or month from the time of getting the vaccine, in addition to the absence of acute heart disease that is not medically controlled. The Ministry affirmed that the person is aware that this vaccine that meets all the conditions for registering the vaccine will be given, according to the laws and regulations of the UAE, by health care professionals.
The model pointed out several notes related to women, which the model described as “the task”, in order to prevent pregnant women from taking the Corona vaccine, as well as nursing mothers if the infant is less than 6 months old, and after taking the vaccine, pregnancy should be avoided during the next three months. For vaccination.
The undertaking includes the confirmation of the health authority (center / hospital) that the information contained in this document has been discussed with the person agreeing to receive the vaccine, and that he understands the risks and benefits.
The person receiving the vaccination confirms that all his questions were answered to his satisfaction, and he took the vaccine by choice, knowing that the vaccine is taken in two doses. Some side effects may occur upon receiving the vaccine, ranging from common side effects such as pain, pain to touch, redness, stiffness, and itching at the site of vaccination, to systemic reactions such as fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and coughing. , Allergies, muscle pain, joint pain and lethargy. Which may occur in some patients. Mild symptoms usually go away without treatment. Those with moderate or severe symptoms are administered under the supervision of doctors
The ministry indicated that it is possible to call the toll-free number in the event of any inquiry after taking the vaccine, and you can also go to the nearest health center or hospital.