New Shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives in Dubai
Dubai Health Authority distributes new batch across health centres
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that a new shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has arrived in Dubai.
The DHA distributed the new batch across DHA health centres, which are dedicated to administering the COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai.
The DHA begun its vaccination campaign last December, where it started administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
As the campaign expanded, the authority began providing the Sinopharm and Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccines as well, in order to provide the public with an opportunity to choose between various types of vaccinations.
Dr Farida Al Khaja, CEO of DHA’s Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector and Chairperson of the COVID-19 Vaccination Steering Committee, said that the vaccination campaign is currently targeting Emirati and resident elders, people with chronic disease who have a valid Dubai visa, frontliners and vital sector workers in both the public and private sector.
She stressed that priority will be given to elders who are above 60-years-old.
Al Khaja said that targeted groups can book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment by calling the DHA Contact Centre on 800342.
She pointed out that appointments for frontliners and vital sector workers will be scheduled in coordination and cooperation with government departments and the institutions in which they work.
Dr Al Khaja stressed the DHA's great interest in simplifying all procedures for obtaining the vaccines and facilitating the journey of those targeted for vaccination, in addition to its keenness to provide a safe and healthy environment in all its medical centres and facilities.