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Dubai opens direct appointment bookings at private healthcare facilities | #healthcare | #elderly | #seniors

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said on Tuesday that 17 private healthcare service providers will now provide vaccination services to the community, in addition to all DHA vaccination centres.

For appointments at private health sector facilities, customers must directly contact the facility of their choice to book the vaccine.

However, for appointments at any DHA vaccine facility, customers should download the DHA app. Those above 60 years can call 800 342 to book their appointments at DHA centres.

The two vaccines presently available in Dubai are: Pfizer BioNTech and Sinopharm. While DHA centres offer both of them at the moment, the private healthcare facilities are only offering the Sinopharm vaccine currently.

Authorities added that all those who are scheduled to receive the second dose of their Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will continue to receive it either in Al Garhoud Medical Fitness Centre or Al Twar Dialysis Centre.

“The vaccines will continue to be provided free-of-cost. Extending the vaccination drive in partnership with private healthcare providers aims to expand capacity and enhance access and convenience for the public,” said Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector at the DHA and chairperson of the Covid-19 Vaccination Steering Committee.

Apart from citizens and Dubai residence holders, GCC nationals who have an Emirates ID and elderly residents above 60 years who live in Dubai, but have a residency of another emirate, can also receive the vaccine within Dubai, reported state news agency WAM.

Private health centres for Covid-19 Vaccinations
– Al Futtaim Health Hub; Sinopharm

– Al Garhoud Private Hospital; Sinopharm

– Al Zahra Hospital; Sinopharm

– American Hospital; Sinopharm

– Aster Hospital; Sinopharm

– Burjeel Hospital; Sinopharm

– Canadian Specialist Hospital; Sinopharm

– Emirates Hospital, Jumeirah; Sinopharm

– International Modern Hospital; Sinopharm

– Kings College Hospital; Sinopharm

– Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital; Sinopharm

– Mediclinic; Sinopharm

– NMC Royal Hospital; Sinopharm

– Prime Hospital; Sinopharm

– Saudi German Hospital; Sinopharm

– Valiant Healthcare; Sinopharm

– VIP Doctor 24/7 DMCC; Sinopharm

DHA Vaccination Centres
– One Central Covid-19 Vaccination Centre; Pfizer-BioNTech

– Al Barsha Health Centre; Pfizer-BioNTech

– Za’abeel Health Centre; Pfizer-BioNTech

– Al Mankhool Health Centre; Sinopharm

– Al Safa Health Centre; Sinopharm

– Dubai Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation; Pfizer-BioNTech

– Al Barsha Hall Vaccination Centre; Pfizer-BioNTech

– Nadd Al Hamar Health Centre; Sinopharm

– Al Twar Health Centre; Sinopharm

– Al Mizhar Health Centre; Pfizer-BioNTech

– Uptown Occupational Health Screening Centre; Pfizer-BioNTech

– Al Garhoud Medical Fitness Centre (after May 10); Pfizer-BioNTech

– Al Twar Dialysis Centre (after May 10); Pfizer-BioNTech

Al Khaja added that in addition to all these centres, DHA and Mohammed bin Rashid University for Health Sciences ( MBRU) are continuing their Wellness on Wheels initiative which features two mobile clinics that provide vaccination to the elderly, labourers and underprivileged members of society. DHA also has a mobile vaccination drive in place for government agencies.

Additionally, the DHA is providing home vaccination services in cooperation with Dubai Ambulance Corporation and Community Development Authority. She added that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is also available at the Dubai Parks Health Centre and the Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital.

On Tuesday, health officials in the country confirmed that over 10,700,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered thus far, at a rate of 108.99 doses for every 100 persons, while the total number of Covid-19 tests performed has reached 45 million.

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