The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced a new centre that offers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the region, media reports said. This is the seventh such centre launched by the DHA.
Dr. Farida Al Khaja, chief executive officer of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector at the DHA and Chairperson of the COVID-19 Vaccination Steering Committee has revealed that the Al Safa primary healthcare centre has been added to the six existing facilities, which are offering the vaccine for free.
The six centres that were offering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the region are Zabeel primary health care centre, Al Mizhar primary health care centre, Nad Al Hamr primary health care centre, Al Barsha primary health care centre, Uptown Miriff medical fitness centre and Hatta Hospital.
DHA has begun the vaccination drive for frontliners and employees in vital professionals in the government sector. In this regard, Dr Farida Al Khaja said, “These employees are public-facing employees, we are truly thankful to all frontliners across all sectors. We have received the list of these employees after coordination with relevant stakeholders across all government departments and we have booked their appointments.”
“In the first phase, Emiratis, as well as residents above the age of 60 years, people of determination, people with chronic diseases, frontliners in the public and private sector and people in occupations with the highest Covid-19 risk, are eligible. In the next phase, other segments of society will be eligible.”