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Dubai’s DP World rolls out Covid-19 vaccination drive

Dubai’s DP World rolls out Covid-19 vaccination drive

The vaccination drive aims to cover over 10,000 employees and their families

DP World, UAE Region, has unveiled a vaccination drive for its employees and their families to safeguard their health and interests.

DP World has made arrangements to host two vaccination centres in Jebel Ali Port in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP).

The centres are being operated by Pure Health and Medi Q Healthcare. The vaccination drive aims to cover over 10,000 employees and their families. Currently, an estimated 800 people are being vaccinated per day.

Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and managing director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to speed up the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines around the world, and as part of the Vaccine Logistics Alliance, in which DP World plays a vital role, we aim to make the vaccines available wherever needed to combat the pandemic. As a trade enabler, we have kept trade flowing throughout the pandemic, ensuring people receive vital supplies, which now include the vaccines.”

“DP World is also committed to ensure that our staff enjoy the highest levels of protection against Covid-19 in the current environment,” he added.

“Over 4.2 million doses have been administered in the UAE, which takes the rate of doses per 100 people to 42.48. While we are faring exceptionally well, we must remember that combined efforts are the need of the hour, which will help us mitigate the impact of the virus.”

DP World and UNICEF also recently announced a wide-ranging partnership to support the global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines and related immunisation supplies in low- and lower-middle-income countries. Its ports and terminals, including Jebel Ali Port, will be used to ship, store and distribute auxiliary materials needed for the Covid-19 vaccine campaigns, such as syringes and safety boxes.

Dubai has launched a Vaccine Logistics Alliance to facilitate the distribution of Covid-19 vaccine shots around the world, of which DP World is a part.

Read: Dubai launches logistics alliance to distribute 2 billion Covid-19 vaccine shots in 2021

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