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Free Covid-19 vaccines in Abu Dhabi pharmacies starting July 29

Starting on Friday (July 29), pharmacies in Abu Dhabi will be providing Covid-19 vaccines and PCR tests, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) announced.

The Covid-19 vaccines will be free for the public, while PCR tests will cost Dh40. The first phase will allow the public to take PCR tests and for those eligible over the age of 18 to receive the Covid- 19 vaccination in DoH-certified pharmacies.

The programme will later expand the offered services to include other types of vaccinations, such as the seasonal flu vaccine and various travel vaccines.

Pharmacies participating in the program must complete courses in order to be certified by DoH to administer the vaccinations. The list of licensed pharmacies is available on

“We encourage more pharmacies to take part in the national vaccination efforts to ensure this service reaches all the community. We are also working towards including other types of vaccinations in pharmacies to enhance the safety of individuals and facilitate the accessibility of these services,” said Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Kaabi, DOH Undersecretary. ICA/Expat Media

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