Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed, chairman of Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, called on the public to take the Covid-19 vaccine to protect themselves and contribute to the emirate's recovery from the pandemic.
Sheikh Mansoor, son of the Dubai Ruler, made his comments while visiting three of the 120 centres set up across the emirate to for a free and voluntary vaccine drive.
"The growing demand for the Covid-19 vaccine reflects the success of Dubai’s and the UAE’s campaign against the pandemic," he said.
Sheikh Mansoor urged people to have the vaccine to support front-line medics' work to protect the country from Covid-19.
"To consolidate the progress that has been achieved, we call on everyone to continue stringently adhering to precautionary measures," he said.
"The community’s commitment is vital in ensuring a full restoration of normalcy."
Sheikh Mansoor visited the vaccination facility at Al Lisaili Health Centre, where he was received by Dr Abdulrahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention.
He also visited the Dubai Parks and Resorts Field Hospital vaccination centre set up by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company.
Finally, he toured the One Central Covid-19 Vaccination Centre established in the Dubai World Trade Centre area. The centre can serve up to 4,000 people a day.
Where to get vaccinated:
The Covid-19 vaccine is available at these places:
Hospitals: Rashid Hospital, Dubai Hospital, Latifa Hospital, Hatta Hospital, Uptown Mirdif Medical Fitness Centre, Mediclinic Hospital Network (13 locations) and three mobile units.
Primary Healthcare Centres: Al Mizhar Health Centre, Zabeel Health Centre, Al Barsha Health Centre, Nadd Al Hamar Health Centre, Al Safa Health Centre, Al Badaa Health Centre; Nad Al Sheba Health Centre, Al Mankhool Health Centre, Al Twar Health Centre, Al Lisaili Health Centre.
Union Health Centres: Hor Al Anz Health Centre; Al Qusais Health Centre, Dubai Parks and Resorts Field Hospital, screening centres at Al Khawaneej and Port Rashid, Emirates Specialty Hospital (22 locations), Burjeel Network, VPS Network (two locations) and NMC Hospitals Network (nine locations).
Dubai Health Authority is working to increase the number of centres that provide the vaccine.
Vaccinations are now also available at Al Twar and Mankhool health centres.
Three centres dedicated to providing vaccinations for front-line workers have been set up at Latifa, Dubai and Rashid hospitals.
Registration and appointments can be booked through the DHA app or by calling the toll-free number, 800 342.