Dubai Health Authority announces start of Sinopharm vaccines for COVID-19. Initially, only Emiratis and Dubai residents over 60 will be eligible to receive the shot.
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31 January 2021, 12:00 AM
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The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Saturday announced it will begin providing the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to Emirati citizens and Dubai residents who are aged 60 and above, starting from Sunday, the Dubai media office said in a statement.
Last week, Dubai suspended non-essential surgeries in hospitals for a month and live music at restaurants indefinitely after daily infections of the coronavirus in the United Arab Emirates rose to their highest levels in January.
The move is in line with the DHA’s keenness to provide the public with an opportunity to select between various types of vaccines available in the emirate. The Sinopharm vaccine will be available at Nad Al Hamr Health Centre, Al Twar Health Centre and Al Mankhool Health Centre, the Authority said.
In the first phase of the launch of the vaccine, the DHA’s Contact Centre will reach out to those who already have pre-registered for vaccination.