Expecting Mothers Are Now Allowed To Take Covid Vaccination In Dubai

by Yogita Chainani
Expecting Mothers Are Now Allowed To Take Covid Vaccination In Dubai

The national vaccine drive in the UAE is in full swing. The country began vaccinating citizens in December 2020, and since then, more than 70 per cent of the population has received at least one dose of the covid vaccine. Recently, UAE also became one of the first few countries to introduce booster shots for the citizens. And now, pregnant women in Dubai can take the covid vaccine. Read on to know more about it.

Also read: UAE Becomes First Country In The World To Receive Anti-Covid Medicine

Pregnant Women In Dubai Are Now Eligible For Covid-19 Vaccine

The Dubai Health Authorities (DHA) announced that expecting mothers in Dubai can get the covid-19 vaccine in the emirates. All DHA vaccination centres across Dubai can start to vaccinate pregnant women starting today. However, pre-registering and booking an appointment through the DHA app is a must.

It Is Advisable For Women To Consult Their Doctors Before Taking The Vaccine

The DHA will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the expecting mothers with health conditions should consult the doctor before getting the vaccine. The vaccine will save pregnant women from the risk of infection and also protect the community on a larger scale. In terms of the vaccine, it will be administered in two doses like it’s for everyone else, but DHA also recommends that the jab should be taken after the first 13 weeks of pregnancy.

In terms of the covid vaccine, Uber is now offering free rides to those wanting the COVID-19 vaccination in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The initiative is part of Uber’s global aim to help communities fight the pandemic in cities in which it operates. The effort is fully supported by Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) and the Integrated Transport Centre in Abu Dhabi.

Uber Users Can Claim 2 Free Rides Of Up To AED 60

Uber users across Dubai and Abu Dhabi can book trips to and from 97 centres across both the emirates, via the Uber app. Free rides are valid for a number of DHA centres in Dubai, the Seha Vaccination Centre and other select centres in Abu Dhabi.

All Uber users are eligible to claim two free rides, with up to AED 60. The rides will be to and from the vaccination centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The offer is valid from 22 June until 31 July and is open to all age groups and nationalities.

“We applaud the government’s efforts to vaccinate the community and we would like to do our part to support these efforts. Since the onset of the pandemic, we’ve been looking at how we can support our communities, prioritise their health and safety, and ultimately keep cities moving at a time when mobility has been severely impacted,” said Rifad Mahasneh, Uber general manager in the UAE.

Also read: Etihad Airways Announces Quarantine-Free Travel To 12 Destinations This Summer

How To Claim Your Free Uber Ride?

1. All Uber users will receive a link mentioning the offer

2. Tap on the ‘Accept’ voucher

3. Once you get the voucher details, the same will appear on your Uber wallet

4. Now enter the pick-up or drop off point

5. Remember, only rides to or from one of the vaccination centres listed will be permitted