The health system in the United Arab Emirates is among the finest in the world and is known for its excellence. It is so good and has advanced facilities that it attracts thousands of medical tourists annually. In addition, the government has mandated the vaccinations children must have from birth until they reach 16 to 17 years old to ensure they live healthy lives. In this blog, you will explore the vaccines children should take in UAE.

List of Vaccines Mandated in UAE for Children

Here are the several mandatory vaccines in UAE:

1. BCG (Bacillus, Calmette-Guerin) and Hepatitis B vaccines: These vaccines are given after the children’s birth to protect them against tuberculosis.

2. Hepatitis B, Hib (HaemophilusInfluenzae Type B), DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus), Polio, and PCV vaccines: These are given to children who are two months old.

3. Hib, Hepatitis B, (DTaP) Diphtheria, Tetanus, AccellularPertussis, Polio and PCV vaccines: These are given to children who are four months old.

4. Hepatitis B, HiB, DPT, Polio and PCV, MMR: Children are given these vaccines on proper schedule when they are 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months old.

5. Tetanus, reduced Diptheria, reduced Pertussis, Polio, and HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccines: These are given to girls only when they study in grade 11.

6. Diphtheria, Tetanus, AccellularPertussis, Polio, MMR, and Varicella vaccines: These vaccines are repeated when the children study in grade 1.

7. Rubella: This is a vaccine that is given to girls only when they study in grade 9.

8. OPV, Pentavalent, Tdap, and Tetravalent: These vaccines are a must for every child. 

9. Rota viral vaccine: Children of 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months are given 2-3 doses of this vaccine. 

Tackling Children After Vaccination

After vaccination, your baby may cry for a little while, which usually stops soon afterward with a feed or a cuddle. Some children may have a reaction at the site of injection, like redness, swelling, or soreness. In such cases, you can apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area. Give paracetamol or ibuprofen after consulting with your pediatrician for pain or fever.

You should consult a doctor if you observe an increase in swelling at the injection area after 24 hours with symptoms like high fever, less responsiveness, fading, etc.

Undoubtedly, no vaccine is 100% safe. Almost all vaccines cause pain, redness, or softness after injection. Nevertheless, the dangers of the vaccine are lesser than the dangers of the disease affected. As it is said, “Prevention is better than cure” you should make the right choice and get your children vaccinated before they get trapped in the grasp of a deadly disease. 


Vaccines are safe and work actively as per the scientific process to protect against various diseases. Vaccinations have reduced the number of diseases from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%. So, never hesitate to vaccinate your child and ensure they are vaccinated carefully to the doses to lead a healthy life.