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WhatsApp message on free Covid-19 vaccine for visit visa not true


DUBAI – A viral WhatsApp message claiming to have free Covid-19 vaccination for visit visa holders in the UAE is not true.

According to the message, a government facility in Ras Al Khaimah is allegedly giving Covid-19 vaccines to visit visa holders. “Just carry passport and visa paper… No prior registration needed,” the message claimed.

A representative from RAK Healthcare Centre dismissed the WhatsApp message as a fake, clarifying that Covid-19 vaccines are currently not available to visit visa holders.

The UAE has an ongoing vaccination campaign, offering free vaccines to Emiratis and residents. Expatriates will need to show a valid Emirates ID to avail of free Covid-19 vaccine.

On Wednesday (May 3), the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced that 32,231 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours.

The total number of doses provided so far stands at 10,666,924, with a rate of vaccine distribution of 107.85 doses per 100 people. ICA/Expat Media

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