Dubai to offer third Covid-19 vaccine, AstraZeneca approved

Dubai - Dubai facilities already offer Sinopharm and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines.

By Web Report

Published: Tue 2 Feb 2021, 2:19 PM

Last updated: Tue 2 Feb 2021, 4:56 PM

Dubai will now offer India-made AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines.

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The jab has been added to the Dubai Health Authority's authorised list of Covid-19 vaccines offered at its medical facilities.


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"The first shipment of the vaccine has been received from India, thanks to efforts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in cooperation with the Indian Foreign Ministry," the Government of Dubai Media Office tweeted.

Dubai facilities already offer Sinopharm and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines.

India's External Affairs Minister S.Jaishankar had tweeted photos of the Air India flight that carried the vaccines to Dubai.

Indian Ambassador to the UAE Pavan Kapoor tweeted: "Always glad to support a close friend. Another example of the India-UAE partnership in healthcare."

Latest addition

The AstraZeneca vaccine is the latest addition to the list of Covid-19 vaccines offered by the DHA.

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.

The DHA is in the process of setting up more centres in the coming weeks to accommodate the growing demand for vaccination.

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