Home vaccination drive for senior citizens launched in Dubai. in first phase of campaign, 8,000 senior citizens to be vaccinated.
Dubai , Dubai
09 February 2021, 12:00 AM
28 February 2021, 12:00 AM
Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai and Dubai Health Authority (DHA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has launched a COVID-19 home vaccination drive for senior citizens.
In line with the directives of the leadership to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the elderly, the initiative aims to ensure seniors who are unable to visit medical centres have easy access to the vaccine.
The UAE has administered more than 4.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses as of February 6 at a distribution rate of 42.48 doses for every 100 people - one of the highest in the world.
The campaign prioritises senior citizens living alone in Dubai, registrants in the CDA’s ‘Live’ homecare programme and those who possess the ‘Thukher’ card.
This DHA campaign has a special focus on individuals with co-morbidities and those at high risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19. The vaccine is also available to other senior citizens.