Free flu vaccines for all Abu Dhabi residents
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Free flu vaccines for all Abu Dhabi residents

Free flu vaccines for all Abu Dhabi residents

They can also opt to receive the flu vaccines at home for a flat fee of Dhs500 per household

Abu Dhabi Flu vaccination

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announced on Monday that it will administer the seasonal influenza vaccine for free to all residents of the emirate.

It will be available at its healthcare facilities, with a drive-through option also available at select centres.

Additionally, residents of Abu Dhabi and Al Aincan opt to receive the vaccine at their residence by opting for SEHA’s home service, available for a flat fee of Dhs500 per household.

“Both Covid-19 and influenza viruses exhibit similar symptoms, underlining the importance of getting immunised this year to stay protected and alleviate the pressure on the healthcare sector. When more people get vaccinated, healthcare professionals will be able to dedicate their efforts to manage the demands placed by Covid-19 and other critical medical conditions,” said Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi, COO of Ambulatory Healthcare Services at SEHA.

“We are also in the process of immunizing all our employees, as part of our annual campaign. The safety and wellbeing of our staff is held in the highest regards – maintaining our health is important to ensure the delivery of continuous care to the community,” she added.

The flu vaccine is part of the public health campaign, ‘Protect yourself. Protect your community’, launched by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, and Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre.

How can you receive the vaccine?
Individuals can call SEHA’s dedicated call centre on 80050 to book an appointment.

Patients visiting any of SEHA’s facilities for a Covid-19 test, and who are found to be vulnerable, will be given the option of receiving the flu vaccine during their visit itself.

SEHA’s home vaccination service is available for Dhs500 per household, regardless of the number of people being immunised. Appointments can be booked by calling 027117117.

SEHA will also administer vaccines to employees of companies in Abu Dhabi. Ton avail of this service, Abu Dhabi firms must contact SEHA on 0564103180, while companies in Al Ain can do so on 0562187886.

In line with the National Screening Campaign in Mussafah, employees working at companies in the area will be given the influenza vaccine following the completion of their Covid-19 test.

In Al Dhafra, appointments can be booked by calling 028070000.

Where must you go to be administered the vaccine?
Abu Dhabi: Al Bateen Healthcare Centre; Al Madina Occupational Health Centre; Al Mushrif Children’s Specialty Centre; Al Zafarana Diagnostic and Screening Centre

Within Abu Dhabi’s Central Region: Al Maqta Healthcare Centre; Madinat Khalifa Healthcare Centre; Madinat Mohammed Bin Zayed Healthcare Centre; Al Bahia Healthcare Centre; Al Falah Healthcare Centre; Al Samha Healthcare Centre; Baniyas Healthcare Centre

Other facilities where the vaccine will be available: Al Khatim Healthcare Centre; Al Faqaa Healthcare Centre; Al Hayer Healthcare Centre; Al-Hili Healthcare Centre; Al Jahili Healthcare Centre; Al Khazna Healthcare Centre; Al Muwaiji Healthcare Centre; Al Quaa Healthcare Centre; Al Shwaib Healthcare Centre; Al Yahar Healthcare Centre; Mezyad Healthcare Centre; Neima Healthcare Centre; Remah Healthcare Centre; Sweihan Healthcare Centre; Zakher Healthcare Centre; Al Towayya Children’s Specialty Centre; Oud Al Touba Diagnostic and Screening Centre

Al Dhafra: Al Dhafra Hospitals will administer the vaccine for Al Dhafra residents in all healthcare centres. The vaccine is also provided to Madinat Zayed families at Al Dhafra Family Medicine Centre , resident workers at Madinat Zayed Hospital, Liwa, Ghayathi, Al Mirfa, Al Sila’a, and Dalma.

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