UAE Covid vaccine: New centre opens for jabs

Abu Dhabi - Vaccinations provided free of charge at the Masdar City centre.


Published: Tue 23 Feb 2021, 1:22 PM

Last updated: Tue 23 Feb 2021, 2:08 PM

A new Covid-19 vaccination centre has been opened at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi amid the UAE government’s bid to make the vaccine available to all Emiratis and residents for free.

The new centre is part of the Mubadala Health network and is ably supported by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), according to Masdar, a global leader in sustainable innovation and development.

The first dose of vaccination is available to Emiratis and residents aged 50 and above, those with chronic illnesses and people of determination at the walk-in centre in Masdar City.

The vaccine is also available to people under the age of 50, who want to take a booster jab.

The vaccination centre is open from Sunday to Thursday between 10 am and 7 pm. No prior appointments are required for people who meet the norms.

Visitors have been urged to present their Emirates IDs and must download the free Al Hosn application (app) on their mobile phones before receiving the vaccine.

Abdulla Balalaa, Acting Executive Director, Sustainable Real Estate, Masdar City, said: “We’re delighted to continue our support of the fight against Covid-19 by hosting a vaccination centre. Mubadala Health has been doing incredible work via its network of vaccination centres. As Mubadala Group, we are honoured to support the UAE’s national goal of providing free Covid-19 vaccinations for all of the country’s citizens and residents.”

He added: “Masdar City is a growing hub of world-class sustainable technology innovators, including healthcare and biotech companies, and we are proud to incubate companies that bolster the UAE’s efforts to tackle the pandemic. As an example of this, the technology firm G42 opened one the largest Covid-19 testing facilities in the world in Masdar City in March 2020. This was the first testing centre of its scale to be operational outside of China. Housing a Covid-19 vaccination centre is, therefore, a natural next step for us.”

What the new Masdar City health centre offers:

> Vaccinations are being provided free of charge at the new centre.

> The centre is open from Sunday to Thursday, from 10am and 7pm

> Appointments are necessary for people who meet the current criteria.

> Visitors will be asked to present their Emirates IDs

> Residents must have AlHosn app downloaded on their mobile phones before receiving the vaccine.


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