Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek), Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH), Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC), and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) opened the new vaccination centres following the success of ADEK’s pop-up vaccination centres where above 1,800 were vaccinated.
The dedicated centres opening on October 31st 2021, will function daily from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. Appointments will not be required for the vaccination, though a parent or legal guardian, not younger than 21 will have to accompany students below 18. However, only one parent or legal guardian per family will be allowed into the centres to avoid overcrowding and ensure a streamlined vaccination process.
“With students aged 16 and above requiring vaccination to return to face-to-face in-school learning for the new academic year, the new vaccination centers are designed to make the process as easy as possible and facilitate a smooth return to school for the entire education community. We encourage parents to continue playing their vital part and vaccinate their children,” said Amer Al Hammadi, the Undersecretary of Adek.
A three-week gap is mandatory between two doses. Therefore, all education community members are advised to receive their first vaccination as early as possible.
The centres offer first, second and booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines, which the education community, including students, can access either at these two centres or any other DoH approved vaccination centre. The entire procedure, including post-vaccination observation, will take a maximum of 40 minutes.
Residents can walk into the new centres without an appointment but must present their
Emirates ID at registration, while new arrivals to the schools must show a passport and entry permit with UID.
Registration also includes presenting an employee ID, employment or enrolment letter from a school and displaying green or grey status on the Al Hosn app.