Coronavirus Pandemic

Indian Covid vaccine AstraZeneca in UAE: Who can get it and where?

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on February 2, 2021
The first shipment of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine landed in Dubai on Tuesday. (Supplied photo)

All you need to know about getting the India-made Covid vaccine in Dubai.

The India-made AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is the latest addition to the list of jabs offered by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The emirate already offers Pfizer- BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines.

A top official has explained where residents can get the vaccine and who is eligible.

Where you can get the jab.

Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of DHA’s Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector and Chairperson of the Covid-19 Vaccination Steering Committee, said the AstraZeneca vaccine will be available at the One Central Vaccination Centre.

Who can get it?

All Emiratis aged between 18 and 60 years can get the jab. People of determination and those with chronic diseases between the ages of 18 and 60 can also get the jab, provided they have a valid Dubai visa.

What's the process to get the vaccine?

To receive a vaccine at the One Central Vaccination Centre, individuals need to book an appointment through the DHA Contact Centre on 800 342.

Frontline, vital sector workers.

Dr Farida noted that the vaccine will also be available to frontline personnel and vital sector workers from both the public and private sectors at the vaccination field centre.

Appointments for individuals in these two categories will be scheduled in coordination with the government departments and institutions they work for.

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