Coronavirus Pandemic

UAE Covid vaccine: How to get the jab in 20 minutes at Abu Dhabi drive-thru

Ashwani Kumar and Ryan Lim

Published on February 19, 2021 at 13.44

Planning to get vaccinated at Abu Dhabi's drive-thru facility soon? Here's a step-by-step guide.

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Where to go. Located at Burjeel Medical City in Abu Dhabi, the UAE's new drive-thru facility promises an easy, hassle-free vaccination experience for residents. Jabs are administered daily between 9am and 8pm, and the centre has a maximum capacity of 700 people.
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Are you eligible? According to health authorities, the vaccination is temporarily offered only to the elderly, those suffering from chronic diseases, and people of determination. People have to bring a certificate from a doctor to prove they are suffering from chronic diseases. However, anyone can take the second jab by showing proof of having taken the first one.
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Present your Emirates ID. A security guard will verify your Emirates ID and check if you have come for the first or second dose, as there are different eligibility criteria.
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Only those eligible will be allowed to proceed into the drive-thru facility.
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Register. There are three tents allocated for the next steps. A staff member will approach your vehicle to help you with registration.
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Health check. Another tent has been allocated for vital sign checks, which are necessary prior to getting the jab.
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Get jabbed. Once the checks are done, you can proceed to the next tent for your vaccine.
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Drive out of the centre. In 20 minutes or less, you will be driving out of the facility, with the all steps completed from the comfort of your car.
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