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UAE approves emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12-15 age group


DUBAI – Healthcare service providers in the UAE reportedly saw an increase in inquiries for Covid-19 vaccination after authorities approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) on Thursday (May 13) approved the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the 12 to 15 age group.

The decision came after positive outcome of clinical trials and a strict assessment conducted to approve the emergency local use of the vaccine, according to MOHAP.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was recently cleared for use among the 12 to 15 age group in the US after a trial showed it was safe and 100 percent effective.

The company is now running trials in the US for children aged six months to 11 years. Data from this trial is expected as early as June this year.

Currently, vaccination for all UAE residents and citizens are free under the national vaccination campaign where more than 11 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered.

Health authorities aim to vaccinate all eligible candidates by the end of this year.

Full list of UAE centres to get Covid-19 vaccine

Private health centres for Sinopharm vaccine

> 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 and Spine Hospital

> Mediclinic

> NMC Royal Hospital

> Prime Hospital

> Saudi German Hospital

> Valiant Healthcare L.L.C.

> VIP Doctor 247 DMCC

Dubai Health Authority centres for Pfizer-BioNTech

> One Central Covid-19 Vaccination Centre

> Al Barsha Health Centre

> Za’abeel Health Centre

> Dubai Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation

> Al Barsha Hall Vaccination Centre

> Al Mizhar Health Centre

> Uptown Occupational Health Screening Centre

> Al Garhoud Medical Fitness Centre (After 10th of May)

> Al Twar Dialysis Centre (After 10th of May)

> Dubai Health Authority centres for Sinopharm

> Al Mankhool Health Centre

> Al Safa Health Centre

> Nadd Al Hamar Health Centre

> Al Twar Health Centre

How to book a vaccine appointment at DHA centre

Step 1: Get a Medical Record Number (MRN). To get your MRN, visit the DHA website ( or

Enter your Emirates ID number, and you will receive a one-time password on your registered mobile number. Confirm your details to generate your MRN number on the website.

If the OTP is forwarded to a different mobile number, call Identity and Citizenship-UAE on 600 522222.

Step 2: After getting your MRP number, book an appointment for vaccination by downloading the DHA app. People aged 60 years and above can opt to contact the DHA call centre at 800 342 to book the appointment.

How to book a vaccine appointment at a private healthcare centre

Contact the facility to book the vaccine.

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