COVID-19: How one can e-book an appointment for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Dubai

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Dubai: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced the launch of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in coordination with the Dubai Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management and the COVID-19 Command and Control Center. If you are looking to get vaccinated, here is everything you need to know about vaccine in Dubai.

Which vaccine is available?

In the vaccination campaign that began December 23, DHA will provide Pfizer BioNTech vaccination, recently approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and registered by the UAE Department of Health and Prevention.

Where can you go to get the vaccine?

The vaccinations are offered in six DHA health facilities:

1. Zabeel Primary Health Care Center

2. Al Mizhar Primary Health Care Center

3. Nad Al Hamr Primary Care Center

4. Barsha Primary Health Care Center

5. Uptown Mirdif Medical Fitness Center

How to book an appointment

UAE residents can register and book appointments for vaccinations using the DHA app or the DHA toll free number 800 342. However, they would have to fall under the category of people targeted in Phase 1 of the vaccine launch.

The DHA hotline informs applicants that the first phase of the vaccine only applies to the following categories:

1. Emiratis and Dubai residents aged 60 and over

2. People with chronic illnesses aged 18 and over and people with determination

During the appointment, DHA will inform applicants that the next phase of the vaccine launch, for which the public can register, will be announced at a later date.

Is the vaccine mandatory?

The Dubai Media Office responded to some frequently asked questions with the following information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Is the vaccine voluntary or mandatory in Dubai?

Vaccination is voluntary for all residents and citizens.

Can a person infected with COVID-19 take the vaccine?

Yes, but he / she has to vaccinate three months from the date of infection.

If someone has taken a vaccine other than the COVID-19 vaccine (such as the influenza vaccine), is it safe to take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, but you will have to wait more than four weeks after the influenza vaccine to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Am I exempted from taking a PCR test for travel purposes or preoperative procedures in Dubai if I have taken the COVID-19 vaccine?

No, you are not exempt. At this time, everyone must follow the guidelines and regulations related to COVID-19 tests and screenings in Dubai.

Can I no longer wear a face mask after taking the COVID-19 vaccine?

Everyone must follow all established precautions, including wearing a face mask after taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

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