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Dubai Covid vaccine: 20,000 taxi, bus drivers get jab

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on March 17, 2021

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Full fleet of eligible public transport drivers in Dubai have received the vaccine doses.

The entire fleet of eligible taxi and public transport drivers in Dubai has received the Covid-19 vaccine, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

Over 20,000 drivers have received the vaccine.


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The vaccination drive is now targeting frontliners and employees of various agencies and sectors of the RTA.

“The RTA kicked off the campaign by alerting employees and encouraging them to take the vaccine shots provided at specialist health centres," said Nada Jasim, Director of Safety, Risk, Regulation and Planning, Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector, RTA.

“The RTA then prepared two internal centres in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and other authorities; one for vaccinating taxi and bus drivers from January 19 to March 2021, and the other for vaccinating other employees as on February 3.

"About 40,000 vaccination shots have been provided to various categories, including drivers, front-end staff, metro and tram operators, parking inspectors and all employees along with their interested family members."

The DHA provided three types of vaccines.

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