UAE Covid vaccine: Elderly citizens, expats can get jab at home

Dubai - Video explains how senior citizens and expats can get the vaccine for free across the UAE.

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Published: Mon 15 Feb 2021, 3:17 PM

Last updated: Mon 15 Feb 2021, 3:48 PM

Though anyone aged 16 years and above can get the Covid-19 vaccine in the UAE, the country has prioritised the elderly, those with chronic diseases and people of determination for the jab.

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The elderly can avail of at-home vaccination services provided by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP). The ministry tweeted a video on Monday, explaining how senior citizens and residents can get the jab.

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They have to call 80011111 or visit their nearest health centre. The service is open to both Emiratis and expats. The callers will receive an SMS to confirm the appointment.

The MoHAP has teamed up with the Ministry of Community Development and local social service departments in each emirate to provide the service. The aim is to spare them the hassle of commuting to vaccination centres.

Dr Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary for Centres and Health Clinics, said: “The ministry continues to provide the vaccine in most of its health facilities, with a particular attention to the most vulnerable groups, including elderly citizens and residents, and persons with chronic illnesses."

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