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Health ministry names centres offering free COVID-19 vaccine across UAE


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Iman Abdullah Al Ali, Staff Reporter

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) has revealed that it is providing free COVID-19 vaccine for Emiratis and expatriates in 84 government and private hospitals and centres.

As part of the continuous efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Abu Dhabi Department of Health launched a free vaccination campaign for all UAE nationals and residents.

Community members are encouraged to choose to vaccinate to protect themselves against COVID-19.

Immunisation through vaccination is the safest and most effective way to stop Covid-19.

Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of Department of Health said, “We want to ensure our people continue to be safe, which is why the vaccines have undergone rigorous trials to ensure their safety, efficacy and quality.”

The health ministry said it allocated 3 centres in Dubai, 25 centres in Sharjah, 16 locations in Fujairah, 9 centres in Ajman, 17 locations in Ras Al Khaimah, and 4 centres in Umm Al Quwain.

The ministry said it allocated 3 centres in Dubai:

Union Health Centre

Hor Al Anz Health Centre and

Al Qusais Health Centre.

These centres receive visitors from Sunday through Thursday from 8am till 10pm.

In Sharjah, the ministry allocated 25 centres:

Mughaider Suburb Majlis

Al Gharb Tent

Al Sajaa Mall,

Al Rifaa,

Al Khalidiya,

Al Riqqa Sharjah,

Al Hamriya,
Wasit Health Centre

Al Bait Mutwahid

Family Health Promotion Centre,

Al Dhaid Health Centre,

Mleiha Health Centre

Kalba Health Centre

Al Nahwa Health Centre

Hayawa Suburb Health Centre

Dibba Al Hisn Suburb centre

University City Hall in Kalba

Nazwa Centre,

Al Batayeh Health Centre

Al Thamid Health Centre

Wadi Al Helo Health Centre

Al Lulueyah Health Centre and

Dibba Al Hisn.

In addition, private hospitals include Al Zahra Hospital, Zulekha Hospital, Central Private Hospital, Saudi German Hospital, Burjeel Specialty Hospital, Prime Medical Specialty Centre, Prime Medical Centre-Al Nahda, Thumbay Hospital.

In Fujairah, there are 16 locations for getting the vaccine.

These include:

Al Bait Mutwahid

Muraished Health Centre / Dhadnah, Al Khulaibiya

Al Madina, Al Bidiya

Mirbah, Al Qurayah

Al Halat Health Centre

Al Towayeen Health Centre

 Siji Health Centre

Wadi Al Sidr Health Centre

Qidfa Health Centre

School Health Centre

Dibba Exhibition Centre and

Thumbay Hospital.

In Ajman, there are 9 centres:

Al Bait Mutwahid

Al Hamidiya Health Centre

Musheiref  Health Centre

Al Manama Health Centre

Muzairea Health Centre

Amina Private Hospital

Saudi German Hospital

Prime Medical Health Centre

Thumbay Hopital

In Ras Al Khaimah, there are 17 locations:

Expo Centre RAK

Al Jazira Health Centre

 Al Maearead Health Centre

Al Munaee Health Centre

Shawkah Health Centre

Kadra Health Centre

Wadi Esfini Health Centre

Al Rams Health Centre

Saif Bin Ali Health Centre

Al Hamraniya Health Centre

Al Nakheel Health Centre

Al Digdagga Health Centre

Shaml Health Centre

Sports Hall RAK

Al Bait Mutwahid in Idhn and

Ras Al Khaimah Hospital.

In Umm Al Quwain, there are 4 centres:

Al Bait Mutwahid

Falaj Al Mualla Centre

Al Raafah Health Centre and

Al Khazzan Health Centre.

Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health said, “The health situation in the UAE is reassuring, and we call on everyone to abide by the instructions and precautionary measures. Our wise leadership has provided us with the vaccine in all centres and it is provided for free to everyone, both Emiratis and expatriates, even if they do not have health cards, and there is no need for prior appointments.

"The vaccine consists of two doses, the first when one visits the facility and the second after 21 to 28 days. The vaccine is secure and is offered to age groups from 18 years and above. There are doctors in the centres who examine visitors to make sure that the vaccine is suitable for them,” Al Rand said.

It is not advisable for pregnant and lactating women to take the vaccine, he said, adding that the ministry responds to all enquiries by the public through its hotline 80011111. There are no serious side effects of the vaccine, and the symptoms that occur on the first day only are natural and similar to those of any vaccine, he said.

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