VIDEO: Dubai receives first shipment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from India
02 Feb 2021 06 05
Workers unload the shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Tuesday announced that the first shipment of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has arrived from India at Dubai Airport.
DHA will be making the AstraZeneca vaccine available in the emirate as part of its commitment to provide the public a choice of different vaccines.
The provision of the vaccine also supports the UAE’s broader objective of combating the pandemic.
DHA expressed its appreciation to the the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention for their efforts to curb the pandemic and their ongoing cooperation with authorities in India to make the AstraZeneca vaccine available in Dubai.
Shipment of Astrazeneca vaccine being unloaded.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is the latest addition to the list of COVID-19 vaccines offered by DHA, which include the Pfizer- BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines.
The vaccines are being provided as part of Dubai’s comprehensive vaccination drive launched in December 2020.
More than 120 vaccination centres have been set up to administer the vaccines.
DHA is in the process of setting up more centres in the coming weeks to accommodate the growing demand for vaccination.