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The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi has made available a new COVID-19 drug for patients with weaker immune systems, it has announced.

‘Evusheld’ can also help those who are medically unfit to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the department said on its Twitter feed Wednesday.

“#DoH has made available a safe, effective and approved COVID-19 drug named “Evusheld”,” the tweet said.

“Evusheld has been designed to treat people with weaker immune systems or those who are medically unfit to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

"This comes as part of DOH’s efforts to bolster the emirate's disease prevention system and adopt world leading measures to help protect the community against COVID-19."