Dubai receives new shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine - GulfToday

Dubai receives new shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine


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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that a new shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has arrived in Dubai.

The DHA distributed the new batch across DHA health centres, which are dedicated to administering the COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai.     

The DHA begun its vaccination campaign last December, where it started administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. As the campaign expanded, the authority began providing the Sinopharm and Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccines as well, in order to provide the public with an opportunity to choose between various types of vaccinations.

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has issued guidelines for getting the vaccine in the emirate.

The DHA said three documents are required when visiting DHA COVID-19 vaccination facilities:

-Emirates ID

-Copy of valid Dubai residence visa

-A medical report proving that you have a chronic disease

Target Group

-It is preferable to give the vaccine to the largest percentage of society in order to achieve sufficient immunity required to prevent the spread of the virus.

-Priority is given to people who are most at risk of infection or people at risk of serious complications from infection and then to the remaining segments of society.

Dr Farida Al Khaja, CEO of DHA’s Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector and Chairperson of the COVID-19 Vaccination Steering Committee, said that the vaccination campaign is currently targeting Emirati and resident elders, people with chronic disease who have a valid Dubai visa, frontliners and vital sector workers in both the public and private sector. She stressed that priority will be given to elders who are above 60-years-old.

Al Khaja said that targeted groups can book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment by calling the DHA Contact Centre on 800342. She pointed out that appointments for frontliners and vital sector workers will be scheduled in coordination and cooperation with government departments and the institutions in which they work.

Dr Al Khaja stressed the DHA's great interest in simplifying all procedures for obtaining the vaccines and facilitating the journey of those targeted for vaccination, in addition to its keenness to provide a safe and healthy environment in all its medical centres and facilities.

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