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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced the launch of its Seasonal Influenza Campaign.
The campaign aims to raise awareness among the community about the importance of vaccination—especially amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Farida Al Khaja, CEO of DHA’s Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector said that the campaign aims to encourage more members of the community to get vaccinated, especially those who are at a higher risk of developing influenza complications.
She added that to achieve this goal, the DHA revealed that it now offering seasonal influenza vaccination across its primary health care centres and medical fitness centres for AED 50 for all Dubai residents and free of charge for Emirati nationals and residents who are elders aged 65 and above, children below five-years-old, pregnant women and people of determination.
DHA is offering vaccinations on walk-in basis in three DHA Medical Fitness Centres in Jumeirah Lake Towers, Uptown Mirdif and City Walk (Smart Salem Centre) from Sunday to Thursday from 7:00am to 7:30pm.
Dr Al Khaja said that Emiratis and residents can also call 800DHA (800342) to book an appointment to get vaccinated across a number of DHA Primary Healthcare Centres that include:
Al Badaa, Al Lusaily, Al Mankhool, Al Safa, Nad Al Sheba, Zabeel, Mizhar and Twar primary health care centres are open Sunday to Thursday from 7:30am to 9:30pm.
Al Mamzar Health Centre, which caters to women and pregnant women only is also open from 7:30am to 9:30pm. Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamr 24/7 centres will only offer vaccination services between 7:30am to 9:30pm.
Contact 800DHA (800342) for further information on the locations and timings of DHA’s vaccination services.
The DHA also said, “All those who are due for the second dose of this vaccine will receive a text message with the date and location for their vaccination appointment.”
The DHA said that it is only after completing this period that the close contacts can then call 800342 to reschedule their appointment for their second dose.
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