UAE Covid vaccine: How to get the jab in 20 minutes at Abu Dhabi drive-thru
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only those eligible will be allowed to proceed into the drive-thru facility.
Register. There are three tents allocated for the next steps. A staff member will approach your vehicle to help you with registration.
Health check. Another tent has been allocated for vital sign checks, which are necessary prior to getting the jab.
Get jabbed. Once the checks are done, you can proceed to the next tent for your vaccine.
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.