UAE’s largest healthcare network, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), has announced opening of two Covid-19 vaccination centres in the Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai, for UAE residents who wish to get the Beijing Institute of Biological Product’s inactivated vaccine administered.
The vaccination centres which are located in Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Abu Dhabi City and Al Ain Convention Centre in Al Ain City, collectively have capacity to vaccinate 6,000 people daily. These centres were created in a record time of four days. The establishment was done after announcement by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) was made regarding the registration of the vaccine, which made UAE to be the first nation to begin vaccinating Covid-19 vaccine to its community.
In Dubai, vaccination centre for Covid-19 vaccine is located at Dubai Parks & Resorts Field Hospital having capacity to vaccinate 3,000 people daily.
The Sinopharm CNBG Covid-19 vaccine will be offered at select SEHA facilities, including 35 Ambulatory Health Services (AHS) facilities in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, 6 hospitals in the Al Dhafra region, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, SEHA’s National Screening Centre in Mina Rashid and Khawaneej in Dubai city, and existent screening centre in industrial areas, having overall capacity of 150,000.
The registration of the Sinopharm CNBG Covid-19 vaccine is after the successful Phase 3 Clinical Trials, that commenced in Abu Dhabi and was overseen by MOHAP and the Department of Health, managed by G42 Healthcare, and administered by SEHA. The clinical trials were participated by 31,000 volunteers. The trial analysis proved the inactivated vaccine of having 86% efficacy against the coronavirus. This was followed by vaccination of emergency personnel and frontline healthcare workers.
The new centres would each be divided into two zones, one for each dose, and every zone consisting of 24 vaccination stations.
Before receiving the vaccine, people will have to first register and then get a vital checkup done including blood pressure, height, weight, and temperature. Women will need to get a pregnancy test done. After the examination, visitors will have to get an assessment done to confirm their eligibility and sign a consent form. After that they will be vaccinated with the first dose. Then they will be given appointment for the second dose which will be administered three to four weeks later.
To get vaccinated, UAE nationals and residents can visit any of the centre in Abu Dhabi seven days a week, from 8:00am to 8:00pm. The Covid-19 vaccination centre in Dubai is open daily from 8:00am to 4:00pm as walk-in or by appointment made through the SEHA App.
In addition to the Covid-19 vaccination centres, SEHA facilities and clinics which are administering the Covid-19 vaccine are: Abu Dhabi AHS 8:00am to 8:00pm Al Zafarana for Diagnosis and Screening Centre Al Maqta Health Care Centre Al Bateen Health Care Centre Bani Yas Health Care Centre Al Falah Health Care Centre Khalifa City Health Care Centre Al Mushrif Health Care Centre Al Bahia Health Care Centre Al Samha Health Care Centre Mohammed bin Zayed City Health Care Centre Al Ain AHS 8:00am to 8:00pm Al Hili Health Care Centre Al Hayer Health Care Centre Al Jahili Health Care Centre Al Khatam Health Care Centre Al Khaznah Health Care Centre Mazyad Health Care Centre Al Muwaiji Health Care Centre Oud Al Toba Health Care centre (only for patients with Thiqa Insurance) Al Quoa Health Care Centre Remah Health Care Centre Al Shuwaib Health Care Centre Sweihan Health Care Centre Al Tawiya Health Care Centre Al Yahar Health Care centre Al Dhafrah Madinat Zayed Hospital Silla Hospital Ghayathi Hospital Marfa Hospital Liwa Hospital Dalma Hospital Dubai SEHA National Screening centre in Mina Rashid SEHA’s National Screening centre in Khawaneej.