Dubai's new COVID-19 vaccination programme kicked-off on Wednesday, a day after it was officially announced.
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The Dubai Health Authority (DHA), in coordination with Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management and the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, announced on Wednesday that it has commenced its COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
The programme uses the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine that has already been employed in the UK and the US; early on Wednesday, The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced the emergency registration of the vaccine.
The DHA revealed that in the first phase of the rollout of the campaign, it will target four main categories:
The first category includes Emirati and resident elders aged 60 years and above, people with chronic diseases and people of determination.
The second category includes frontliners in both the public and private sectors.
The third category includes vital-sector workers and the fourth category includes members of the public who wish to get vaccinated.
The DHA stated that it has approved specific numbers from each vaccination category according to the planned stages and priorities.