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Covid-19 vaccines: Dubai opens direct appointment bookings at private healthcare facilities

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said on Tuesday that 17 private healthcare service providers will now provide vaccination services to the community, in addition to all DHA vaccination centres.

For appointments at private health sector facilities, customers must directly contact the facility of their choice to book the vaccine.

However, for appointments at any DHA vaccine facility, customers should download the DHA app. Those above 60 years can call 800 342 to book their appointments at DHA centres.

The two vaccines presently available in Dubai are: Pfizer BioNTech and Sinopharm. While DHA centres offer both of them at the moment, the private healthcare facilities are only offering the Sinopharm vaccine at the moment. Authorities added that all those who are scheduled to receive the second dose of their Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will continue to receive it either in Al Garhoud Medical Fitness Centre or Al Twar Dialysis Centre.

“The vaccines will continue to be provided free-of-cost. Extending the vaccination drive in partnership with private healthcare providers aims to expand capacity and enhance access and convenience for the public,” said Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector at the DHA and chairperson of the Covid-19 Vaccination Steering Committee.

Apart from citizens and Dubai residence holders, GCC nationals who have an Emirates ID and elderly residents above 60 years who live in Dubai, but have a residency of another emirate, can also receive the vaccine within Dubai, reported state news agency WAM.

Private Health Centres for Covid-19 Vaccinations

Al Futtaim Health Hub; Sinopharm

Al Garhoud Private Hospital; Sinopharm

AL Zahra Hospital; Sinopharm

American Hospital; Sinopharm

Aster Hospital; Sinopharm

Burjeel Hospital; Sinopharm

Canadian Specialist Hospital; Sinopharm

Emirates Hospital, Jumeirah; Sinopharm

International Modern Hospital; Sinopharm

Kings College Hospital; Sinopharm

Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital; Sinopharm

Mediclinic; Sinopharm

NMC Royal Hospital; Sinopharm

Prime Hospital; Sinopharm

Saudi German Hospital; Sinopharm

Valiant Healthcare; Sinopharm

VIP Doctor 24/7 DMCC; Sinopharm

DHA Vaccination Centres

One Central Covid-19 Vaccination Centre; Pfizer-BioNTech

Al Barsha Health Centre; Pfizer-BioNTech

Za’abeel Health Centre; Pfizer-BioNTech

Al Mankhool Health Centre; Sinopharm

Al Safa Health Centre; Sinopharm

Dubai Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation; Pfizer-BioNTech

Al Barsha Hall Vaccination Centre; Pfizer-BioNTech

Nadd Al Hamar Health Centre; Sinopharm

Al Twar Health Centre; Sinopharm

Al Mizhar Health Centre; Pfizer-BioNTech

Uptown Occupational Health Screening Centre; Pfizer-BioNTech

Al Garhoud Medical Fitness Centre (After May 10); Pfizer-BioNTech

Al Twar Dialysis Centre (After May 10); Pfizer-BioNTech

Al Khaja added that in addition to all these centres, DHA and Mohammed bin Rashid University for Health Sciences ( MBRU) are continuing their Wellness on Wheels initiative which features two mobile clinics that provide vaccination to the elderly, labourers and underprivileged members of society. DHA also has a mobile vaccination drive in place for government agencies. Additionally, the DHA is providing home vaccination services in cooperation with Dubai Ambulance Corporation and Community Development Authority. She added that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is also available at the Dubai Parks Health Centre and the Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital.

on Tuesday, health officials in the country confirmed that over 10,700,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered thus far, at a rate of 108.99 doses for every 100 persons while the total number of Covid-19 tests performed has reached 45 million.

source credit: gulf business via msn.com

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