UAE stresses importance of COVID booster shots


Authorities in the UAE have reiterated the importance of taking the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot in order to increase immunity levels.

During the latest COVID-19 media briefing, the UAE health sector's spokesperson Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi said the vaccine has largely contributed to reducing infections and deaths in the country.

She thanked the public for their commitment to driving down the cases but added that everyone must continue to comply with the precautionary measures.

"Social distancing, wearing face masks and sanitising hands and areas...this is the new lifestyle that we need to adhere to," she explained.

Al Ghaithi said that new variants of the virus have been discovered in a number of countries, and they are still being monitored by experts and researchers to assess risk levels.

She also urged the public to rely only on official sources for updates related to the pandemic.

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