Vaccinations for citizens and residents over the age of fifty
The Ministry of Health and Community Protection has taken a decision to add 18 immunizations and vaccinations to the “Al Hosn” application, and the Ministry plans to add new vaccines to the “National Immunization Programme,” most notably the shingles vaccination for those over 50 years of age.
The “Al Hosn” application now includes information about all required vaccinations for children from birth to the age of 18 years, according to the ministry’s announcements, which indicated that this is just the first stage of updating the application during a press conference held yesterday in Dubai.
As part of its goal to expand the health system and protect society from communicable diseases, the Ministry announced increased interest in the national immunization program by adding 18 immunizations and vaccines against diseases to the “Smart Fortress” application.
Reasons for shingles vaccination:
The Ministry of Health and Community Protection revealed that vaccinations will be added to the “National Immunization Program” during the coming period, the first of which is vaccination against “shingles” for individuals over the age of 50, and it will be offered to those who suffer from immunodeficiency at a younger age.
Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Health Sector, stated that the National Immunization Committee is currently studying a group of new vaccinations to determine the possibility of adding them to the “National Immunization Programme” or not, adding that this will depend on the scientific and medical conclusions that are reached, taking into account Consider the guidelines provided by the World Health Organization.
He noted that the United Arab Emirates is among the countries with the highest number of countries in terms of providing vaccinations to citizens and residents to prevent various diseases and viruses and that dealing with the “Covid 19” virus is the greatest evidence of this, he stressed that the percentage of coverage of vaccines for children and adolescents at the state level. It reached 97%, which is one of the highest rates in the world.
He explained that the launch of the new “Al Hosn” application aims to support the results of the strategic indicator of the percentage of children who received vaccines through proactive preventive measures using the latest digital technologies.