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Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine now available for use in UAE


ABU DHABI – China’s Sinopharm vaccine for Covid-19 is now being offered on voluntary basis in Abu Dhabi health centres and clinics run by public hospital group Seha.

Details of a nationwide roll-out are yet to be announced.

Here’s all we know so far

What’s the latest on the Sinopharm vaccine for Covid-19?

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has registered for use China’s Sinopharm vaccine for Covid-19 after phase 3 trials involving 31,000 volunteers. This paves the way for mass testing to “comprehensively protect the population”.

Who created the Sinopharm vaccine?

The Sinopharm vaccine was created by research group Beijing Institute of Biological Products and Sinopharm, one of China’s biggest drug makers.

How effective is it against Covid-19?

The vaccine has been found to be 86 percent effective against Covid-19.

Does it pose a safety concern to users?

According to analysis from phase 3 trials, the vaccine “shows no serious safety concerns” to users.

Is vaccination mandatory?

No. It is currently being offered on voluntary basis.

How can I get the vaccine?

You can call Seha’s customer toll free number 80050 to book an appointment. Vaccination is available in Government clinics and health centres in Abu Dhabi from 8am to 8pm.

What can I expect during the vaccination?

You will receive one vaccine shot, followed by a second one after 21 days. Following the second jab, you will be tested for antibodies.

What are the requirements to get vaccinated?

You must provide a negative Covid-19 test report before receiving the vaccine. You must show your Emirates ID and ministry health card (from Tasheel Health Centres). You can receive the vaccine from medical centres located in the emirate where your visa was issued.

Where can I get vaccinated?

Al Humaidiya Centre

Dubai Parks and Resorts field hospital

Murashied Medical Centre

Wasit Medical Centre

Umm Al Quwain
Al Bait Metwahid centre

Abu Dhabi

Al Bahia Health Centre

Al Bateen Health Centre

Al Dhafra Clinic in Madinat Zayed

Al Hayer Health Centre

Al Falah Health Centre

Al Maqtaa Health Centre

Al Mirfa Hospital

Al Muwaiji Health Centre

Al Sila Hospital

Al Quoa Health Centre

Al Yahar Health Centre

Baniyas Health Centre

Delma Hospital

Ghayathi Hospital

Hili Health Centre

Khalifa City Health Centre

Liwa Hospital

Madinat Zayed Hospital

Mezyad Health Centre

Mohamed bin Zayed City Health Centre

Neama Health Centre

Oud Al Tawbah Centre for Diagnosis and Comprehensive Examination

Seha’s Al Zafarana Centre for Diagnosis and Comprehensive Examination

Sweihan Health Centre

Vaccinations are also available in these councils (10am to 6pm)

Al Bateen Council

Falaj Hazaa Council (Al Ain)

Supervisor Board

Zayed City Council (Al Dhafra)

How many people have received the vaccine so far?

During phase 3 trials or human trials in the UAE, the vaccine was administered to 31,000 volunteers.

Can Dubai residents get vaccinated?

Yes. Dubai is currently offering free vaccinations for four groups, including senior citizens and frontliners. Details here.

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