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Covid-19: Dubai’s DHA to commence administering Sinopharm vaccine

Covid-19: Dubai’s DHA to commence administering Sinopharm vaccine

The vaccinations will be administered, starting January 31, 2021

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will begin administering the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine to residents and citizens aged 60 and above, it announced on January 30.

The vaccinations will be administered, starting January, 31, 2021. The move is in line with the authority’s intent to offer different types of vaccines in the emirate for people to choose from, official news agency WAM reported.

The Sinopharm vaccine will be available at Nadd Al Hamar Health Centre, Al Twar Health Centre and Al Mankhool Health Centre.

“Providing the Sinopharm vaccine is part of the DHA’s keenness to ensure the availability of Covid-19 vaccination services to all segments of the community, especially the older age groups who are considered to be among the high-risk categories,” said Dr Farida Al Khaja, CEO of DHA’s Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector and Chairperson of the Covid-19 Vaccination Steering Committee.

“In the first phase of the launch of the vaccine, the DHA’s Contact Centre will reach out to those who already have pre-registered appointments for [the] vaccination.”

The Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine will be available to others in future phases, she added.

The UAE has administered a total of 107,561 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in the last 24 hours, scaling the total dosage count to 3,114,162 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 31.49 doses per 100 people.

On January 30, the country’s health ministry recorded 3,647 additional cases of the Covid-19 infection across the country. The case count has now risen to 300,661.

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