The Covid-19 outbreak caused a major setback in the lives of people around the globe. As health experts and scientists’ world over worked tirelessly towards the development of an effective cure to the deadly and contagious infection, the first to gain approval was the Pfizer and BioNtech-created vaccine in the United Kingdom. In the United Arab Emirates, the China-developed Sinopharm vaccine underwent three trial phases and was tested on more than 31,000 individuals before finally making its way to clinics and hospitals in all the emirates. The voluntary vaccination programme kicked off several days ago in Abu Dhabi and has now been extended to Dubai and the Northern Emirates, with residents now permitted to register for a free vaccination if they wish to get one, reported Time Out Dubai.
The Sinopharm vaccine requires two injections administered 21 days apart and has shown 86% efficacy in combating the novel coronavirus infection. Health authorities in the UAE have released a full list of all the clinics and hospitals where residents can now go and get a COVID-19 vaccination in the emirates they reside in. Here is a complete list of the locations:
Dubai: Available at Dubai Parks and Resorts field hospital.
Abu Dhabi: Available at all clinics run by Seha, the emirate’s public health operator and at hospitals and clinics run by VPS Healthcare.
Sharjah: Available at Wasit Medical Centre from 4pm to 9pm daily
Ajman: Available at Al Humaidiya Centre from 9am to 12.30pm and 5pm to 8.30pm daily
Umm Al Quwain: Available at Al Bait Metwahid centre from 8am to 1pm daily
Fujairah: Available at Murashied Medical Centre
All those who wish to receive the jab are expected to bring their Emirates ID and health insurance cards with them or else they will not be entertained. The Covid-19 vaccinations are available free in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain. Bookings can be made for Seha clinics by calling 80050 or visiting www.seha.ae. For other emirates, hospitals and clinics involved can be contacted directly. Currently, there are no details on how to make an appointment for Dubai.