The National Policy on Vaccinations is a multi-sectoral national framework for combatting communicable diseases and reducing their risks to individuals and society.
The policy will act as a coordination framework for all parties involved in the immunisation field and enhance the efficiency of services. It also aims to:
- bring together the non-governmental sector and community members to support the UAE's fight against communicable diseases by promoting a healthy lifestyle
- ensure the delivery of the best quality of vaccination services and preventive care nationwide
- make vaccines widely available, ensure their sustainability and quality, raise awareness on their importance, and support innovation and research in the field
- 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 immunisation services in compliance with international safety practices.
The policy was approved by the UAE Cabinet in September 2020. Read related news coverage on WAM.
Read about vaccines against COVID-19 in the UAE.