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DHA establishes centre with a capacity to provide 4000 free Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines per day

In a move to further expedite the mass-vaccination campaign currently underway, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today that it has established a vaccination centre at One Central, Dubai World Trade Centre with a capacity to serve 4000 customers per day. Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector at the DHA and Chairperson of the COVID-19 Vaccination Steering Committee said that the state-of-the-art facility was built in just seven days to cater to the growing demand for vaccination. Additionally, the authority has added: • Two new health centres- Al Twar and Mankhool • Three dedicated centres at Latifa, Dubai and Rashid hospital for frontliners. This brings the total number of centres providing the free Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Dubai to thirteen centres. These proactive measures are aimed to increase capacity and are located across different geographical areas in Dubai for easy access and convenience. Dr. Al Khaja said, “In line with the increase in demand from our priority vaccine eligible members, we decided to further enhance capacity in order to accelerate the Emirate’s vaccine drive. While it is our aim to provide the vaccine to all community members in Dubai, in the current phase of the rollout, only priority groups are eligible for the vaccination. The priority of vaccination has been decided as per international protocols, advice of our experts and the scientific community. Currently the priority groups include citizens and residents above the age of 60, those with chronic health conditions, healthcare and frontline workers and vital sector workers who are in customer-facing jobs.” She said that by the end of this year the Emirate aims to vaccinate 70 per cent of its population. The DHA clinics that are currently providing the vaccine are: • Al Safa primary health care centre • 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 Mirdiff medical fitness centre • Hatta Hospital. • Mankhool health centre • Al Twar health centre To book an appointment at a DHA health centre, community members eligible in the current phase can download the DHA app or alternatively they call the DHA toll free number 800 342. Dr Al Khaja added, “Health and safety of our community members is our highest priority. I urge community members to continue taking all preventative precautions including social distancing; regular hand washing or using a sanitizer and they must continue to wear a facemask even if they are vaccinated. We must all do our part to protect the community.” She expressed her thanks and gratitude to all healthcare workers, frontliners and vital sector workers. For further information, community members can call the DHA toll-free number 800 342.
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