The UAE plans to give a third Synopharm shot to those who have already received two doses, amid concerns about the efficiency of the base camp of the country's rapid inoculation program.

The UAE's National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority said: "An additional supportive dose of Synopharm is now available to those who have previously been vaccinated and who have completed more than six months since the second dose.

China's Synopharm Group Co. backed the World Health Organization this month for its vaccine, but there are questions about how the pill, which protects individuals from developing the serious covid-1, could prevent the virus from infecting more people.

The UAE gave a third dose to "a small number" of people who did not develop antibodies after the first two synopharm shots, The National newspaper noted in March. The effectiveness of SynoPharm in preventing symptomatic and hospitalized disease is estimated to be %% for all age groups together, said Dr. to BHO.

Other vaccine manufacturers are also in the race to develop booster shots. It is not yet clear when this will be needed or when it will be needed, or who will get it, but companies are preparing for a scene where the virus remains mutable and may require booster shots periodically.

Pent Xiao, G42's chief executive, told Bloomberg in March that it would test if a third shot could help against the new changes that are unfolding around us.

The UAE has one of the fastest vaccine rollouts in the world, delivering more than 11.5 million doses to its nearly 10 million population. Infections have dropped by more than 65% since the peak in January and on Monday the country recorded the lowest number of cases this year.

Pfizer Inc. And AstraZeneca PLC vaccines have been approved for use, although the UAE's inoculation program involves information, which is made locally.

Sinofarm accounted for about 60% of the doses administered in the Seychelles, which vaccinated more of its population than any other nation in the world but had to re-establish some of the virus-related curbs as cases increased.

Concerns over the effectiveness of the caseload increase. Seychelles also uses the AstraZeneca vaccine.