Are you thinking about the vaccination of your child who is up to 12 years? Yes, as we all have already realized that how important is vaccinated to fight against the covid-19 and the new variant of covid also affecting many children around the world. In this article, we will know about Covid vaccination for children up to 12 years and which vaccine approved
Ministry Of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) of UAE has recently approved emergency vaccination among children. Before, the age limit for vaccination was 16 to up but it is now approved for children aged between 12 to 15.
After the completion of strict clinical trials, MoHAP has approved the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to ensure safety among the children. U.S. Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) has also approved this vaccine. After the successful completion of clinical trials this company is now working on US children aged between 6months to 11 years.
Facilities for children’s vaccinations:
Children vaccination centers are ready with specially trained cadres and high-quality medical equipment. Special care would be provided to the chronic conditions.
Children who are covid-19 positive or having symptoms also can take the vaccine after completing their 10 days isolation. Those are having elderly people in the family they are receiving special care.
Parents can vaccinate their child by booking slots through the website of the ministry of health or by Covid-19UAE App.
According to the health Authority of UAE, Vaccination Campaign has been expanded for the children vaccination at the following centers.
Latifa Women and Children Hospital
Al Barshan Primary Healthcare Centre
Al Mizhar Primary Healthcare center
Zabeel Primary Healthcare Centers
Vaccination is also available at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital where parents can call the hospital for booking the vaccination slot. To know more you can visit here:https://smartarz.com/
Process of Children vaccination slot booking:
- First of all Covid-19 UAE app have to download from the play store through android and apple device.
- Next click on ‘‘Book Vaccine appointment’’ option.
- This may need access location settings so that the app can find the nearest center.
- Then click on ‘Residents, Workers and Families’ and select ‘Book appointment.
- After that click ‘Child12+’option and press on ‘Next’
Then select Pfizer-BioNTech and put the details of child ,this include the followings-
- Child’s first name
- Child’s last name
- Date of Birth
- Emirates ID
- Mobile Number
Next one can select their preferable emirate and book an available slot. First and second both doses of vaccine have to take from the same emirate and this app will inform the users.
After this users will get a one-time password on their mobile number. After entering this password user will receive a confirmation text on mobile which contains the details of the appointment.
Covid-19 might not have shown his devastating impact till now, so we must be careful of our child. Children up to 12 years are taken into consideration by the Government of UAE to vaccination properly. Apps are becoming very helpful for parents & guardians in this situation.