Coronavirus vaccine UAE: Video shows first 5 Dubai residents getting Pfizer jab

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Dubai - After the milestone moment, Ali and Asif are seen proudly flashing the three-finger hand gesture, made famous by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed

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Published: Thu 24 Dec 2020, 12:09 PM

Last updated: Thu 24 Dec 2020, 12:19 PM

An inspirational video depicting the first five Dubai residents to get the Pfizer-BioNTech jab has been released by the Dubai Media Office.

In it, senior Emirati citizen Ali Salem Ali Alaiddi, 84; Adel Hassan Shukralla of Dubai Police, 32; DHA nurse Asha Susan Philip, 46; Dubai Ambulance worker Shamma Saif Rashid Alalili, 36; and RTA driver Asif Khan Fazle Subhan, 37, can all be seen walking into the health care centre, taking their tokens, and receiving the first jabs.

After the milestone moment, Ali Salem and Asif Khan are also seen proudly flashing the three-finger hand gesture, now synonymous with Dubai and coined in 2013 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to signify 'Win, Victory, and Love'.

Also read: Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Dubai: Who will get the jabs first?

The Dubai Health Authority on Wednesday launched an extensive vaccination campaign against the Covid-19 virus in the emirate. The campaign will use the Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine and is being offered to citizens and residents free of charge.

The emirate received the first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccines transported from Brussels late on Tuesday on an Emirates SkyCargo flight.

UAE residents can register and book appointments for vaccination through the DHA app or the DHA’s toll-free number 800-342.

Also read: Get Covid jab to end pandemic: Emirati among first to get Dubai Pfizer vaccine

The vaccinations will be available at six DHA health facilities:

> Zabeel Primary Health Care Centre

> Al Mizhar Primary Health Care Centre

> Nadd Al Hamar Primary Health Care Centre

> Barsha Primary Health Care Centre

> Uptown Mirdif Medical Fitness Centre

> Hatta Hospital

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