UAE has approved its first coronavirus vaccine after a successful trial

"The vaccine is fully and completely compatible with the laws and regulations..."
UAE has approved its first coronavirus vaccine after a successful trial
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Earlier today, the Dubai Health Authority announced the approval of vaccines for front-line workers after a successful trial in Abu Dhabi.

In an announcement made by Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention said the results from the final stage of the clinical trials show that the vaccine "is fully and completely compatible with the laws and regulations, and our goal is to provide all safety means for the first line of defence to protect them from any dangers that they may face due to the nature of their work,"

WHO recognised the trial when it began in July, and the vaccine was successfully tested on 1,000 volunteers without side effects as the clinical trial took place for six weeks.

Chairperson of the National Clinical Committee for Coronavirus, Dr Nawal Al-Kaabi, also spoke in detail about the vaccine saying; "The preliminary results are encouraging, however, studies will continue. Side effects are simple and come as expected just like any other vaccine. No dangerous side effects or symptoms have been reported."

The DHA also announced the reduction in of the PCR testing fee from Dhs370 to Dhs250 to "encourage pre-emptive medical examinations".

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