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Syed Shayaan Bakht, Staff Reporter
Sharjah has launched the home vaccination initative for a certain group of people in the society.
Family members can book an appointment for home vaccination for elderly citizens at 800700 toll free number.
The Sharjah Department of Social Services said that it has began receiving applications for vaccination of COVID-19 for senior citizens, including the differently abled, mentally disturbed and their families at home.
The Department has completed the training of the medical staff in cooperation with the primary health care centers on the approved medical procedures for vaccination in all cities of the emirate, where the home vaccination service will be provided.
Afaf Ibrahim Al Marri, Head of the Department of Social Services, member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Sharjah, said that through the Department of Services for senior citizens, disabled, psychiatric patients and their families will receive the service in Sharjah.
“We encourage all members of the community to get the vaccine.”
The Social Services Department branches are in Al Dhaid, Al-Madam, Al-Bataih, Mlieha, Khorfakkan, Kalba, Dibba Al-Hisn, and Al Hamriya.
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for all community members, except the following categories:
• Pregnant women
• Nursing mothers
• People with immunodeficiency diseases
• Women planning to become pregnant in the near future (3 months from taking the vaccine)
• Children under the age of 18 years
• Those who are allergic (to any vaccine, food, medicine, or substance or those who carry self-injectable adrenaline)
Those who wish to get the vaccine shots can go directly to healthcare centres during working hours, without the need for prior appointment.
The department received requests via the toll-free number 800700, to provide home vaccination service for a certain group of people in Sharjah.
The health ministry said that 2,171 people recovered from the infection.
The authority advised all worshippers to bring their own prayer mats, stressing that it was strictly forbidden for COVID-19 patients and their close contacts to attend prayers.
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