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UAE Covid vaccine: Drive-thru vaccination centres announced

Abu Dhabi - The move is part of the UAE's nationwide campaign to vaccinate 50% of the community by the end of March.

By Web report

Published: Thu 21 Jan 2021, 2:08 PM

The Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH) will launch drive-through services for people looking to take the jab soon.

A press note released by state news agency WAM said the move is being undertaken as part of the UAE's nationwide campaign to vaccinate at least half of the eligible population against Covid-19 by the end of March.

DoH will provide a number of centres, including drive through services, with Covid-19 vaccines outside of Abu Dhabi.

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These will be operated by Abu Dhabi Healthcare Services (SEHA) and will increase the number of locations where Covid-19 vaccines are available nationally to 218.

Undertaken in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the vaccination drive will support ongoing efforts to strengthen immunity within the community and maintain health and safety.

"The high turnout we are witnessing across all the centres from those who are choosing to vaccinate is a testament to the trust they place in the measures taken by the UAE government and the efficiency of our healthcare system in protecting the health and safety of our community," said AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, said, "The Covid-19 vaccines have undergone rigorous scientific and regulatory processes to ensure their safety, efficacy and quality. I encourage everyone to choose to vaccinate, without hesitation, to protect themselves and the health of our nation."

As of January 19, more than 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the UAE, with the vaccine distribution rate at 20.88 per 100 persons.

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