The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced that vaccinations will be free for all residents aged 16 and above.
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The announcement comes after the ministry prioritised the elderly and other vulnerable groups for the jab for six weeks.
Residents Age 16 and Above Can Now Receive Free Vaccination in the UAE
In line with this, starting Sunday (March 21), all eligible residents can book appointments in the most convenient location/clinic of their choice for the jab, the Khaleej Times reported.
The vaccine comes free of charge at over 205 health centers in the country. However, as per protocol, prior booking of appointments are mandatory, the ministry noted.
Over the last six weeks, more than 72 percent of senior citizens and those with chronic diseases in the country have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Overall above 50% of the UAE’s population has received the vaccine.
Currently, there are four vaccines in use in the country. These are: Sinopharm, Pfizer, Sputnik V and AstraZeneca.
And as of March 20, the UAE has administered 7.18 million doses of the vaccine, with a distribution rate of 72.61 per 100 people.
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