Dubai Health Authority extends gap between AstraZeneca vaccine doses

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The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has approved a 10-week interval between the two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Its decision is based on recent studies by Oxford University as well as the World Health Organisation's (WHO) recommendations.
 
The DHA said the studies showed a higher efficacy and higher acquired immunity when the dosing interval was increased.
 
It added that all those who are due for the second dose of this vaccine will receive a text message with the date and location for their vaccination appointment.

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