Dubai's DHA expands home vaccination drive offering Pfizer to more categories
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Dubai’s DHA expands home vaccination drive offering Pfizer to more categories

Dubai’s DHA expands home vaccination drive offering Pfizer to more categories

The categories eligible for the service include people of determination, Emiratis aged 50 and above and Dubai residents who are 60 and older

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has expanded its home vaccination drive to include more social segments that are unable to visit vaccination centres.

The categories eligible for the service include people of determination, Emiratis aged 50 and above and Dubai residents who are 60 and older.

DHA will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to eligible community members in collaboration with Dubai Ambulance and the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, it announced.

Eligible members can book the service by calling DHA’s toll-free number 800342.

They will have to provide proof of residence in Dubai, regardless of the emirate in which their residency visa was issued. The vaccination will be provided within 48 hours of requesting the service, a statement said.

The home vaccination service will be available every day from 8am to 8pm.

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 expanding the vaccination drive is aimed at helping seniors unable to visit medical centres take the vaccine.

She said DHA has made several arrangements for reaching the groups targeted in the drive. Mobile buses and a dedicated team of health professionals have been allocated for the home vaccination service.

The latest move is part of efforts by the DHA to vaccinate 100 per cent of the eligible population in Dubai by the end of 2021.

Across the UAE, the total number of vaccine doses provided as of Wednesday stood at over 17.24 million, with a rate of vaccine distribution of 174.37 doses per 100 people.

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