According to sources, a person with a valid Dubai visa can book an appointment with DHA’s accredited facilities using the toll free number 800342. Authorities said that the Medical Record Number (MRN) is must for booking an appointment.
Health Minister Ahmed Al Saidi, one of the first citizens to get a jab at a Muscat clinic, said priority would be given to front line health workers and people who are considered to be vulnerable.
The ordeal of millions of people struggling to battle a global disease seems to be never-ending. After months of suffering from the ravages of the pandemic, hope seemed to be in sight as the first Pfizer vaccine, approved
European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen hailed the campaign start as a "touching moment of unity and a European success story," adding the process will "help to get our normal lives back gradually."
India wants to start administering the vaccine soon, most likely by Wednesday, said one of the sources, both of whom declined to be named ahead of an official announcement expected later in the day.
Health experts agree that the best way to end the COVID-19 pandemic is to vaccinate our way out of it. Unfortunately, Americans’ willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine is waning, even as a punishing third wave claims well over 1,000 US lives each day.
The government also approved the use of a vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, which will be the lead vaccine in India's immunisation programme until other shots are approved.
Shaikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah lauded the UAE's exceptional efforts in its handling of the coronavirus crisis, and for being one of the first countries to provide the vaccine to both citizens and residents to safeguard the health of the community.
UAE Fatwa Council, under the chairmanship of Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, has issued a 'fatwa' (Islamic ruling) allowing the coronavirus vaccines to be used in compliance with Islamic Sharia’s objectives on the protection of the human body and other relevant Islamic rulings.