The Dubai Health Authority has announced that it has started vaccinating pregnant women against Covid-19.
01 July 2021, 12:00 AM
31 July 2021, 12:00 AM
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has started offering the COVID-19 vaccine to pregnant women at the authority’s health centres.
Pre-registering and booking an appointment through DHA’s smart application or DHA WhatsApp on 800342 is necessary to receive the vaccination.
DHA has reserved the required doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine necessary to vaccinate pregnant women residing in the emirate. Before taking the vaccine, pregnant women, especially those with underlying health conditions, should consult with a specialist doctor who has been monitoring their pregnancy, Dr Tahlak stressed.
The vaccination will be administered in two doses, and it is recommended to take the vaccine after the first 13 weeks of pregnancy.
How to book an appointment through the DHA app
Step 1: Download the DHA app and register using your Medical Record Number (MRN Number)
Step 2: Select ‘Book COVID-19 vaccine’.
Step 3: Select the location ‘based on vaccine type’.
Step 4: Choose the time and date.
Step 5: Confirm the booking.