Senior Citizens In The UAE Can Now Get Covid-19 Vaccine At Home

by Yogita Chainani
Senior Citizens In The UAE Can Now Get Covid-19 Vaccine At Home

UAE has already vaccinated 5 million citizens so far. And now the nation is aiming to vaccinate the elderly, those with chronic diseases and people of determination first. Hence, the vaccination process for the rest has come to a halt for a few weeks. And as per the latest update, senior citizens can now avail vaccination services at home. Here’s everything you must know about it.

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Both Emiratis And Ex-Pats Can Avail This Option

The initiative to vaccinate the elderly at home is started by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP). The ministry took to Twitter and shared a video explaining how senior citizens and residents can get the jab. To avail of this, all they have to do is call 80011111 or visit their nearest health centre. Both Emiratis and ex-pats are eligible for this service. After calling on the mentioned number, they will then receive an SMS to confirm the appointment.

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The MoHAP has tied up with the Ministry of Community Development and local social service departments in each emirate to provide the service. The aim behind this initiative is to reduce the hassle that the senior citizens have to go through while travelling to the vaccination centres.

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The Aim Is To Make Vaccination Process Simpler For Senior Citizens

On this, Dr Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary for Centres and Health Clinics, said,

“The ministry continues to provide the vaccine in most of its health facilities, with particular attention to the most vulnerable groups, including elderly citizens and residents, and persons with chronic illnesses.”

Well, we hope that all the citizens across the country get a jab soon.