UAE Covid vaccine: Elderly citizens, expats can get jab at home
Video explains how senior citizens and expats can get the vaccine for free across the UAE.
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.
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.
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.
To receive COVID 19 vaccine service for elderly citizens and residents at home, you can call 80011111 or contact the nearest health center.#TogetherWeRecover#covid19#mohap_uae pic.twitter.com/l2IcILkhzd— - MOHAP UAE (@mohapuae) February 15, 2021
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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