Bahrain & UAE: Pfizer vaccine used as booster shot after two doses of Sinopharm

UAE and Bahrain continue to inject Pfizer vaccine to boost immunity for those who have received two full doses of Sinopharm from China.

These two Gulf countries have vaccinated the majority of the population with Covid-19, mainly with a vaccine manufactured by China National Pharmaceutical Corporation (Sinopharm).

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has administered more than 13 million doses of the vaccine to a population of more than 9.7 million, while Bahrain has injected at least 1.7 million doses, or 54.1% of the population.

However, Bahrain is now fighting the biggest wave of infections since the beginning of the pandemic, while the UAE is recording almost twice as many nCoV infections as it did seven months ago.

This fact forced the two countries to decide to give Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as a “booster dose” for those who have had two full doses of Sinopharm.

VNExpress.net report (in Vietnamese)

 

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Bahrain: #coronavirus cases surge to new high despite 40% of population being fully vaccinated

Bahrain, a country of just 1.7 million people, recorded 3,177 new COVID-19 infections and 11 deaths on Sunday 23rd May 2021. The country has now had to more than 218,000 coronavirus cases with over 800 deaths. Earlier this month authorities said they would expand the country’s vaccination campaign to include adolescents aged 12-17. There seems to be two main variants in Bahrain – B.1.351 and B.1.617.2 – which account for nearly half of all infections

Bahrain offers citizens and residents four vaccines free of charge: the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, China’s Sinopharm, the AstraZeneca vaccine and Russia’s Sputnik V.  The Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine has also been approved for emergency use.

Reuters report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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