UAE has received a third Covid-19 vaccine “booster”

Dr. Farida Al Hosani, the spokeswoman for the country’s health sector, said vaccinated residents and Emiratis who did not develop antibodies against Covid-19 could take a third dose of the Sinopharm vaccine.

“Some people received a third dose of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, but the number is very minimal compared to those who received doses one and two,”

The vaccine is available for free across the country and is administered up to 28 days apart.

Tests in the UAE suggested it was 86 percent effective against preventing infection, although the maker revised the figure to 79.34 percent after it received more data.

Its effectiveness kicks in up to 28 days after the second dose.