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Covid vaccine at mall in Abu Dhabi now open to all

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi
ismail@khaleejtimes.com Filed on March 22, 2021
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Appointments are necessary to avail jab.

The Covid-19 vaccination booth at The Galleria Mall, Al Maryah Island is now open to all residents wanting to take the jab. The facility supports the national vaccination programme, officials announced on Monday.

The Galleria Al Maryah Island management said the opening up of the vaccination booth is part of their dedication to providing a safe environment for the community.

The onsite Covid-19 vaccination booth operated by Mubadala Health is open to the public from Sunday to Thursday 10am – 7pm.

Located on the Concourse level near Waitrose, the booth administers the UAE government approved Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine free of charge.

The opening of the vaccination booth joined the existing PCR testing facility operated by Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Centre (ADSCC) which opened late last year.

“This announcement reinforces The Galleria’s commitment to health and safety by making critical services accessible to the community,” officials said in statement.

The centre operates on an appointment only basis to ensure social distancing.

Appointments can be made by emailing: mcv@telemed.ae. An eligibility survey will be administered before the first appointment is confirmed.

The second appointment will be made on-site after the first shot has been administered.

Officials said the new vaccine centre, is currently open to UAE citizens and residents 16 years of age or older.

Patients must present a valid Emirates ID and have the AlHosn app downloaded on their mobiles.

Vitals will be taken prior to administering the vaccine, and individuals will be observed afterwards for a few minutes for any reactions.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com

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Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.





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