You can now receive the Covid-19 vaccine across 40 locations in the United Arab Emirates.
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced the opening of two COVID-19 Vaccine centres in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai for those who wish to receive the Beijing Institute of Biological Product’s inactivated vaccine.
The two Covid-19 vaccination centres have the collective capacity to administer vaccine shots to 6,000 people on a daily basis. The vaccination centres are located in Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Abu Dhabi City and Al Ain Convention Centre in Al Ain City, both these centres were established following the announcement of the registration of the vaccine by UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention(MOHAP) making the country one of the first in the world to administer a Covid-19 vaccine to the community. For the neighboring Emirate Dubai, the COvid-19 vaccination centre is located at the Dubai Parks and Resorts Field Hospital and has the capacity to accommodate 3,000 people daily.
The Sinopharm CNBG COVID-19 vaccine will also be administered within select SEHA facilities, including 35 Ambulatory Health Services (AHS) facilities in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, 6 hospitals in the Al Dhafra region, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, SEHA’s National Screening Centre in Mina Rashid and Khawaneej in Dubai city, and existent screening centre in industrial areas, with an overall capacity of 150,000.
Visitors to the COVID-19 vaccination centre and other SEHA facilities administering the vaccine will first register and then undergo a vital checkup, including blood pressure, height, weight, and temperature. Women will also be required to conduct a pregnancy test. Following the examination, visitors will undergo an assessment to confirm their eligibility and sign a consent form, after which, they will be given the first dose. Upon receiving the first dose, they will receive their appointment for the second dose, administered three to four weeks after the first dose.
UAE nationals and residents wishing to receive the vaccine can visit any of the centre in Abu Dhabi every day of the week, from 8:00am to 8:00pm. The COVID-19 vaccine centre in Dubai is open daily from 8:00am to 4:00pm as walk-in or by appointment through the SEHA App.