Dubai expands Covid vaccine drive; age limits revised

Dubai - Full list of eligible residents; how to book appointments: All you need to know.

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Published: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 3:45 AM

Last updated: Wed 3 Mar 2021, 7:47 PM

Dubai has expanded its Covid-19 vaccination campaign. It will now include residents aged over 40 years with Dubai-issued visas; and some categories of people from other Emirates and Gulf nationals.

Who are eligible?

>> All valid Dubai residency visa holders aged 40 and above.

>> Dubai visa holders with chronic diseases or people of determination aged 16 and above.

>> All Emiratis aged 16 and above.

>> Elderly individuals aged 60 and above with a valid residency visa issued in any Emirate, provided they can prove they reside in Dubai.

>> Gulf nationals with a valid Emirates ID.

>> Frontliners and vital sector workers.

The DHA currently offers the Sinopharm, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines against Covid-19.

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Age limits revised

The Dubai Health Authority announced it has expanded the age limits for receiving the vaccine.

>> Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can now be administered to all individuals 16 years and above (instead of 18 years and above);

>> Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine can be administered to anyone aged 18 and above, instead of those between 18-65 years.

How to book an appointment

Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of DHA’s Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector and Chairperson of the Covid-19 Vaccination Steering Committee, said the targeted categories can book a vaccination appointment through the DHA App or DHA Contact Centre (800-342).

Appointments for frontliners and vital sector workers will be scheduled in coordination with government departments and the institutions they work for.

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