how and where to get vaccinated in dubai
- Author- Ridhi
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Vaccinations are important for every individual across the world now. As we can see many people died due to covid-19. Lack of oxygen, remedivisir injection that treats Covid patients, lack of hospital beds and the ICU Wards filled with a lot of patients everywhere.
People dying due to no treatment done on them and family members panicking outside hospitals for beds and treatment for their family member suffering. Vaccinations are very important in order to prevent the virus to harm our lungs.
Dubai has taken a brave step to provide vaccination for free of cost to all the citizens across the country, so that each and every person is being vaccinated and the virus does not do much harm to any individual of the country.
As we can see not every person around is able to buy the vaccine but he/she is also a human being it is a mandatory decision to make for the health ministers of every country on how to provide the vaccines to the economically lower-class population.
Vaccination in Dubai
The UAE has been in a full-fledged vaccination drive in December. They have vaccinations going on in the whole country with Pfizer, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, and Sputnik V Vaccines. They have also started to manufacture their vaccines, Hayat Vax, in collaboration with G42 and Sinopharm CNBG.
Eligibility for the Vaccination:
The eligible citizen can take the vaccines anywhere across the UAE free of cost. The vaccines are available to all citizens and people staying there and are above 16 years of age. Sinopharm is only available from the age of 18 years, whereas the Pfizer vaccine is reduced up to 16 years. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be available for anyone over the age of 18 years, whereas 18-65 was discussed previously.
Only a few categories can go get vaccines from the centers without an appointment and get the vaccine doses as a priority:
- UAE nationals and household works
- Elderly people and residents (60 years and above)
- People suffering from chronic illnesses
- People working in the health and education centers
For other people, it is compulsory to get an appointment.
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Remember few people yet aren’t eligible for vaccine shots:
- The person having a convulsion history.
- Epilepsy, encephalopathy, or mental illness.
- One with recent allergies.
- One with disorders like myelitis
- Those who had participated in phase 3 clinical trials
- Coagulation dysfunction
- If taken nay live attenuated vaccine in the recent day
The DHA has declared that pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and the ones who are planning to conceive can take the Pfizer vaccine. Covid-19 people can also take the shots as soon as they are out of their quarantine period so that they wouldn't have to wait for 3 months.
Make an appointment on-call/App:
The authorities like the Ministry of health and prevention, Abu Dhabi Services Co., Dubai Health Authorities, Department of health. By calling any one of these authorities you can make appointments.
For booking online appointments through the app there are different apps for the region for vaccine booking and easy-to-follow steps from the google store. When registration is done on apps a confirmation SMS will be sent to you for the appointment booked.
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Private Vaccine providers:
Mediclinic – they have Sinopharms vaccine available at many facilities, people can make an appointment by calling Mediclinic by calling their number for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, and Dubai.
After you reach the center whichever day is appointed to you, you will be told to show your Emirates ID and Al Hosn Application on your smartphone. The person working there will register your name, and other personal details and administer Pre-vaccination Assessment.
You will have to read and sign the consent forms, and then you will be prescribed and administered the vaccine.
People who are aged 18 years and above, and stay in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Dhafra and Sharjah can benefit from the COVID Vaccine, free of cost, at any VPS healthcare's vaccination by just calling gon the number or by registering on the website.
The vaccines are available at these six Facilities of NMC in Abu Dhabi, for all Emirates National and UAE residents.
- NMC specialty hospital-Madinat Zayed
- NMc Royal Hospital-Khalifa City
- NMC Royal medical centre-Karama
- NMC Royal Medical Centre-Shahama
- Bareen International Hospital-Zayed city
- NMC specialty Hospital-Al Ain
Recently they have started to give the Pfizer vaccine at 5 of its facilities. You can send an email to their official E-mail ID to book an appointment at a Mubadala health Vaccination center
- Cleveland Clinic
- Healthpoint Clinic
- Al Jazeera Sports Club
- Mubadala Tower
- Capital Health Al Ain City Branch
More than 200 free vaccination centers have been put up in the whole of the UAE.
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Where to get free Vaccination in the UAE?
There are many places in Dubai giving away locals and citizens of the UAE vaccines free of cost. The DHA has availed registration through their toll-free number and via the app as well.
During Ramadan the centers will provide the vaccines only in the timings mentioned below:
⦁ 9 am to 4 pm and 9 pm to 12 am from Sunday to Thursday,
⦁ 9 am to 4 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
On the last day of Ramadan, the centers will be provided only in the morning slot. They will be closed on the 7th and 8th of May.