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DHA to administer free flu vaccinations for children below 5, pregnant women and elderly in Dubai

DHA to administer free flu vaccinations for children below 5, pregnant women and elderly in Dubai

For all other categories of Dubai residents, the DHA will offer these vaccinations for Dhs50

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has said on Wednesday that it will offer free flu vaccinations for Dubai residents who are aged 65 and above, children below the age of 5, pregnant women, people of determination and Emiratis.

For all other categories of Dubai residents, it will offer these vaccinations for Dhs50 at all of its primary health care centres and medical fitness centres.

The health authority added that these vaccinations are available on a walk-in basis at three DHA Medical Fitness Centres in Jumeirah Lake Towers, Uptown Mirdif and City Walk (Smart Salem Centre), Sunday to Thursday from 7am-7.30pm.

Residents and Emiratis can also call 800DHA (800342) to book an appointment to get vaccinated across a number of DHA Primary Healthcare Centres which include Al Badaa, Al Lusaily, Al Mankhool, Al Safa, Nad Al Sheba, Zabeel, Mizhar and Twar primary health care centres, which are open Sunday to Thursday from 7.30am-9.30pm.

Al Mamzar Health Centre, caters specifically to women and pregnant women only is also open from 7.30am-9.30pm.
Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamr 24/7 centres will only offer vaccination services between 7.30am-9.30pm.

The health authority added that it can be reached via 800DHA (800342) for further information on the locations and timings of its vaccination services.

The DHA has launched its latest Seasonal Influenza Campaign to encourage people to receive the flu vaccination, especially those at a higher risk of developing influenza complications, which has taken on a renewed sense of importance due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Recently, the DHA launched three new dedicated Covid-19 testing facilities in the emirate at Al Rashidiya Majlis, Al Hamriya Port Majlis and Jumeirah 1 Port Majlis.

Read: DHA opens three new Covid-19 testing facilities in Dubai

It takes the number of DHA centres exclusively for Covid-19 testing up to five – which includes the centres already opened at Al Shabab Al-Ahli and Al Nasr Clubs.

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