Wear Masks Even After Receiving The Vaccine
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has advised the public to continue to follow all the precautionary measures set in place, even after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
The use of face masks when in public is mandatory, and the public are advised to continue to regularly sanitise their hands and maintain social distancing.
Dr. Anwar Sallam, Group Chief Medical Officer, SEHA said, “Following precautionary measures such as, wearing a protective face mask, regularly sanitising hands, practicing physical distancing is as important today as it was at the very start of this pandemic. There is still a risk that vaccinated members of the community contract the virus without presenting symptoms and pass it on to vulnerable groups such as the elderly, pregnant women and those with chronic illnesses, within their circle of family or friends. The health and wellbeing of the community is core to our approach at SEHA, and we are very much aligned with our wise leadership’s measures and guidance for safety precautions, that have proven to keep the UAE’s COVID-19 infection and death rate much lower than global rates.”