People sit in a queue at the newly set up vaccination centre.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dubai has opened a COVID-19 vaccination centre at One Central in record time. Dubai Health Authority (DHA) started the centre with a capacity of 4,000 visitors a day.
The authorities said, “Within 72 hours, Dubai Health Authority sets up a new COVID-19 vaccination centre at One Central, with a capacity of 4,000 visitors a day.”
On the other hand, Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, urged all members of the community to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which is currently being provided free of cost to both citizens and residents across the emirate.
As per the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the constant follow up of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the emirate has set up COVID-19 vaccination facilities for the public in diverse locations in the emirate as part of its efforts to promote a sustainable recovery from the pandemic, Sheikh Mansoor said.
"The growing demand for the COVID-19 vaccine reflects the success of Dubai’s and the UAE’s campaign against the global pandemic,” Sheikh Mansoor said, noting that the guidance and vision of the UAE’s leadership was instrumental in the country’s progress in effectively combating COVID-19.
The leadership is strongly committed to ensuring the highest levels of Health and safety in the community, he said.
Over the past few days, the crowds of young Southeast Asian workers are jostling for a place in line outside to get what has become a coveted prize: COVID-19 vaccine.
The programme is expected to cover about 30,000 staff including frontliners involved in combating COVID-19.
Dubai Customs launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign for its employees under the theme 'Your Safety is our Safety'.
Users will have to add 800 342 to their contacts and send “Hi” on WhatsApp. To book for the COVID-19 vaccine appointment, users should submit their Medical Record Number (MRN), which is a prerequisite to access the service.
The public can then select the vaccination centre and the appointment date and time as per their convenience.
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