Dubai has expanded its Covid-19 vaccination program by allowing residents 40 and above with a valid resident visa access to vaccination at any of its emirate vaccination sites. Dubai health authority further extended the program to 60-year-old individuals with a valid visa to register and be vaccinated.
Further expansion of the program stipulated that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can now be administered to all residents 16 years old and above. Previously it was set at 18 years old and above. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine can now be administered to anyone from 18 and above, instead of capping it at 65 years old.
Sinopharm vaccine is now readily available for free to all citizens and residents of the UAE. According to statistics, this brand has already been inoculated to 1.8 million residents of UAE, which’s 4x ahead of the vaccination rate in the US.
Any vaccine approved by the health authority of Dubai will be readily made available for inoculation. As the world slowly recovers from the pandemic, Dubai is leading the way to have more of its citizens ready to go back to work and get less likely to be affected by the virus if infected. Dubai has proven to be one of the ideal places in the world, not just to live in, but also to start a business.
What vaccines are available in Dubai?
- The Sinopharm vaccine is available in Dubai which is administered 21 days apart for people who are 16 and above. It has shown an 86% efficacy rate against the coronavirus. The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority confirmed last May 18 that the support dose of Sinopharm will be available for those who can complete their second dose.
- As of May 24, 2021, the Pfizer vaccine is also readily available for inoculation to individuals as young as 12 years old. The Latifa Women and Children Hospital, Al Mizhar and Zabeel Primary Healthcare Centres, and the Hatta Hospital will administer the vaccination to patients who are 12 – 15 years old.
For other age groups, you can get your Pfizer vaccine in these Six DHA health facilities:
- Zabeel Primary Health Care Centre,
- Al Mizhar Primary Health Care Centre,
- Nad Al Hamr Primary Health Care Centre,
- Barsha Primary Health Care Centre,
- Uptown Mirdif Medical Fitness Centre and
- Hatta Hospital.
Do take note that the AstraZeneca vaccine is not available in Dubai at the moment.
What do you need to do to have your vaccine? Simple. Just bring your Emirates ID, your health insurance, or your health card.
If you happen to be in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah, here are the places where you can get your vaccination according to the UAE health authorities:
Sinopharm vaccination in Dubai
- Al Futtaim Health Hub
- Al Garhoud Private Hospital
- Al Zahra Hospital
- American Hospital
- Aster Hospital
- Burjeel Hospital
- Canadian Specialist Hospital
- Emirates Hospital Jumeirah
- International Modern Hospital
- Kings College Hospital
- Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital
- NMC Royal Hospital
- Prime Hospital
- Saudi German Hospital
- Valiant Healthcare
- VIP Doctor 247
Pfizer vaccine in Dubai
- Zabeel Primary Health Care Centre
- Al Mizhar Primary Health Care Centre
- Nad Al Hamr Primary Health Care Centre
- Al Barsha Primary Health Care Centre
- One Central Vaccination Centre
- Uptown Miriff Medical Fitness Centre and Hatta Hospital
- Al Safa Primary Health Care Centre.
- Latifa Women and Children Hospital
- Hatta Hospital and Al Barsha
- Al Mizhar Primary Healthcare Centres
- Zabeel Primary Healthcare Centres
- Prior booking is required.
Dubai, if not the safest, is one of the safest places to live and start a business. Its vaccination program is one of the best in the world. If you are thinking about starting a business, Dubai might just be the perfect destination for you.