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Cabinet approves National Policy on Vaccinations

Enhances UAE’s position as a regional and global healthcare hub

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The UAE Cabinet chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the National Policy on Vaccinations, which is a multi-sectoral national framework for combating communicable diseases and reducing their risks to individuals and society.

The policy will act as a coordination framework for all stakeholders in the immunization field, in order to support the health system in the country and enhance the efficiency of services.

It also aims to bring together the non-governmental sector and community members to support the UAE by promoting a healthy lifestyle and ensuring delivery of the best quality of vaccination services and preventive care nationwide.

Some of the most important objectives of the National Policy on Vaccinations are:

  • to make vaccines widely available
  • ensure their sustainability and quality
  • raise awareness on their importance
  • support innovation and research in the field

It also includes policies on safeguarding public health during health emergencies and disease outbreaks.

The policy also aims to enhance the country's position as a regional and international healthcare hub, in light of its development of a comprehensive and sustainable health system, and through ensuring the provision of the best quality immunization services in compliance with international safety practices.