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Covid vaccine UAE: Dubai offers Sinopharm jabs

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on January 30, 2021 | Last updated on January 31, 2021 at 07.36 am
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The vaccine will be administered at three health centres.

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will offer the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against Covid-19 starting Sunday, January 31.

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The vaccine will be administered at three health centres: Nad Al Hammar, Al Twar and Al Mankhool. Emiratis and Dubai residents who are aged 60 and above can get the vaccine in the first phase.

Previously, the DHA only administered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. However, the authority announced last week that it is rescheduling appointments for those who were to receive the first dose amid a global supply crunch.

Dr Farida Al Khaja, CEO of DHA’s Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector and Chairperson of the Covid-19 Vaccination Steering Committee, said: “Providing the Sinopharm vaccine is part of the DHA’s keenness to ensure the availability of Covid-19 vaccination services to all segments of the community, especially the older age groups who are considered to be among the high-risk categories.

"In the first phase of the launch of the vaccine, the DHA’s Contact Centre will reach out to those who already have pre-registered appointments for vaccination.”

Dr Al Khaja added that the Sinopharm vaccine will be available to other segments of the population in future phases.

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The Ministry of Health and Prevention administers the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines across the country at dedicated centres.





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