SEHA opens new Covid-19 vaccination centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
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SEHA opens new Covid-19 vaccination centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

SEHA opens new Covid-19 vaccination centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The three new centres will be able to administer an additional 9,000 jabs daily

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The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has opened two Covid-19 vaccination centres in Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai, it announced on Tuesday, January 12.

In the capital emirate, the new centres are located in Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal and Al Ain Convention Centre. They were set up in four days and can collectively administer 6,000 shots daily.

In Dubai, SEHA’s new facility is located at Dubai Parks & Resorts Field Hospital and can accommodate up to 3,000 people daily.

The new centres will administer the Beijing Institute of Biological Product’s inactivated vaccine, reported official news agency WAM.

They are divided into two zones – one for each dose, with every zone including 24 vaccination stations.

Visitors to the vaccination centres and other SEHA facilities administering the vaccine will first register and then undergo a vital checkup, including blood pressure, height, weight, and temperature.

Women are required to conduct a pregnancy test. Following the examination, visitors will undergo an assessment to confirm their eligibility and sign a consent form, after which, they will be given the first dose.

After receiving the first dose, they will receive their appointment for the second dose, administered three to four weeks after the first dose.

UAE nationals and residents wishing to receive the vaccine can visit any of the centre in Abu Dhabi any day of the week, from 8am-8pm. In Dubai, the centre is open daily from 8am-4pm, as walk-in or by appointment through the SEHA App.

The Sinopharm CNBG Covid-19 vaccine will also be administered within select SEHA facilities, including 35 Ambulatory Health Services (AHS) facilities in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, six hospitals in the Al Dhafra region, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, SEHA’s National Screening Centre in Mina Rashid and Khawaneej in Dubai city, and existing screening centres in industrial areas, with an overall capacity of 150,000.

In addition to the vaccination centres, the SEHA facilities and clinics administering the vaccines are: Abu Dhabi AHS, Al Zafarana for Diagnosis and Screening Centre, Al Maqta Health Care Centre, Al Bateen Health Care Centre, Bani Yas Health Care Centre, Al Falah Health Care Centre, Khalifa City Health Care Centre, Al Mushrif Health Care Centre, Al Bahia Health Care Centre, Al Samha Health Care Centre, Mohammed bin Zayed City Health Care Centre, Al Ain AHS, Al Hili Health Care Centre, Al Hayer Health Care Centre, Al Jahili Health Care Centre, Al Khatam Health Care Centre, Al Khaznah Health Care Centre, Mazyad Health Care Centre, Al Muwaiji Health Care Centre, Oud Al Toba Health Care centre (only for patients with Thiqa Insurance), Al Quoa Health Care Centre, Remah Health Care Centre, Al Shuwaib Health Care Centre, Sweihan Health Care Centre, Al Tawiya Health Care Centre, Al Yahar Health Care centre, Al Dhafrah Madinat Zayed Hospital, Silla Hospital, Ghayathi Hospital, Marfa Hospital, Liwa Hospital, Dalma Hospital, Dubai SEHA National Screening centre in Mina Rashid, and SEHA’s National Screening centre in Khawaneej.

The UAE rulers have encouraged citizens and residents to get vaccinated at the earliest.
“Today, we are ranked the second globally in the vaccine administration rates. Taking the vaccine is every individual’s responsibility to protect their health, families and wider society,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

On Tuesday, Jaunary 12, officials in the UAE confirmed that a total of 108,401 Covid-19 vaccines were administered over the previous 24 hours. A total of 1,275,652 doses have been administered, with a rate of 12.9 doses per 100 people.

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