Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccine: how to book a shot in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and UAE

Injections are available at more than 150 centres and hospitals across the Emirates

The health authorities in the UAE are urging the public to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as cases rise worldwide.

They renewed their call this week after the country exceeded 3,000 daily cases for the first time.

More than 1.8 million vaccine doses were given to Emiratis and residents since the start of a campaign last month.

The UAE authorised use of the Sinopharm vaccine across the country. In Dubai, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is also available to prioritised groups.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get vaccinated in the Emirates.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is available at seven Dubai Health Authority facilities. These are: Al Safa Primary Healthcare Centre, Zabeel Primary Healthcare Centre, Al Mizhar Primary Healthcare Centre, Nad Al Hamr Primary Healthcare Centre, Al Barsha Primary Healthcare Centre, Uptown Mirdif Medical Fitness Centre and Hatta Hospital.

Doses are initially available to people over 60, anyone with chronic diseases, people with disabilities, frontline workers and those in essential sectors.

Vaccination for the rest of the emirate's population is planned for April.

How do I register for the vaccine?

The vaccine is available only to Dubai residents who fall into the above categories.

To register, a medical record number with the DHA is needed. This can be created on the DHA website.

After submitting your Emirates ID number, a one-time pin – or OTP – will be sent to your registered mobile number.

The system accepts only people who have a Dubai residency visa. The MRN cannot be created for visa holders of other emirates.

How do I book a Covid-19 vaccine appointment?

Once you have a MRN number, you can book an appointment through the DHA app or using its toll-free number: 800342.

A DHA account or UAE Pass number is needed to register using the app.

After clicking on Book Covid-19 Vaccine, you will have to answer questions that determine your eligibility to receive the vaccine.

Appointments can be scheduled at the nearest centre.

A text message is then sent to confirm the appointment. Everyone has to read the consent form before being vaccinated.

Times and phone numbers of vaccination centres:

Appointments are needed to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. These are organised through the DHA, a customer service agent told The National.

The following vaccination centres are open from 7.30am to 9.30am: Al Safa Primary Healthcare Centre, Zabeel Primary Healthcare Centre, Al Mizhar Primary Healthcare Centre, Al Barsha Primary Healthcare Centre and Uptown Mirdif Medical Fitness Centre.

The remaining two centres are open 24 hours: Nad Al Hamr Primary Healthcare Centre and Hatta Hospital.

Sinopharm vaccine

The Sinopharm vaccine is available to anyone over the age of 18 at more than 152 centres across the country. Home visits can also be booked for elderly Emiratis and residents on request.

It is available at all clinics run by Abu Dhabi's public health operator, Seha; at Ministry of Health and Prevention centres; and at several private hospitals across the country, as well as in some majales.

Health centres that come under the UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention accept walk-ins, a customer service agent at the ministry told The National. But appointments are needed for vaccination centres and drive-through centres operated by Seha.

Residents can book appointments on the Seha app. Appointments are also needed to get vaccinated at private hospitals in the country.

People deemed to have high blood pressure at the time of their vaccination will be denied the injection.

Here is the full list where all citizens and residents can get vaccinated in the UAE:

Abu Dhabi

Al Bahia Healthcare Centre

Baniyas Healthcare Centre

Al Bateen Healthcare Centre

Al Falah Healthcare Centre

Madinat Khalifa Healthcare Centre

Al Khatim Healthcare Centre

Madinat Mohamed Bin Zayed Healthcare Centre

Al Maqtaa Healthcare Centre

Al Mushrif Children's Specialty Centre

Al Samha Healthcare Centre

Al Zafaranah Diagnostic & Screening Centre

Disease Prevention & Screening Centres – Musaffah

Disease Prevention & Screening Centres – Abu Dhabi

Seha Covid-19 Vaccination Centre – Mena and Cruise Terminal

Al Mafraq Field Hospital

Burjeel Hospital LLC

Burjeel Medical Centre – Shamkha

Burjeel Medical Centre – Shahama

Burjeel Medical Centre – Al Zeina

Burjeel Medical Centre – Yas Mall

Burjeel MHPC Marina Medical Centre

Burjeel Day Surgery Centre

Medeor 24x7 Hospital

LLH Hospital

Lifecare Hospital – Mussaffah

LLH Hospital – Mussaffah

Lifecare Hospital – Baniyas

Burjeel Medical City

Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital

Mediclinic Airport Road

NMC Specialty Hospital – Abu Dhabi

NMC Royal Hospital – Khalifa City

Bareen International Hospital

Capital Health Screening Centre Al Jazeera Sports Club Branch

Healthpoint Hospital Abu Dhabi

Imperial College London Diabetes Centre – Al Khaleej Al Arabi Branch

Imperial College London Diabetes Centre – Zayed Sports City Branch

Amana Healthcare Rehabilitation Centre located at Healthpoint

HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Centre, Al Bateen Street

HealthPlus Family Health Centre, Al Forsan Village, Khalifa City

Al Ain

Al Hayer Healthcare Centre

Al Hili Healthcare Centre

Al Jahili Healthcare Centre

Mezyad Healthcare Centre

Al Muwaiji Healthcare Centre

Neima Healthcare Centre

Oud Al Touba Diagnostic & Screening Centre

Al Quaa Healthcare Centre

Al Shwaib Healthcare Centre

Sweihan Healthcare Centre

Al Towayya Children's Specialty Centre

Al Yahar Healthcare Centre

Remah Healthcare Centre

Disease Prevention & Screening Centres

Al Khazna Healthcare Centre

Seha Covid-19 Vaccination Centre

Tawam Hospital Covid-19 Vaccination Centre

Sinayat Al Ain Covid-19 Vaccination Centre

Laser Screening (DPI) Centre – Al Hili

Burjeel Royal Hospital LLC

Medeor 24x7 International Hospital

Mediclinic Al Jowhara Hospital

Mediclinic Al Ain Hospital

Mediclinic Al Yahar

NMC Specialty Hospital

Imperial College London Diabetes Centre

Capital Health Screening Centre

Amana Healthcare Medical and Rehabilitation Hospital

Al Dhafra Region

Ghyathi Hospital

Liwa Hospital

Mirfa Hospital

Silla Hospital

Al Dhafra Family Medicine Centre

Delma Hospital

Abu Al Abyad Clinic

Sir Bani Yas Clinic

Burjeel Oasis Medical Centre

Mediclinic Madinat Zayed

Majlis

Al Bateen Majlis – Abu Dhabi

Al Manhal Majlis – Abu Dhabi

Al Mushref Majlis – Abu Dhabi

Al Wathba Majlis – Abu Dhabi

Rabdan Majlis – Abu Dhabi

The First Emirati Astronaut Majlis – Abu Dhabi

Mohamed Khalaf Majlis – Abu Dhabi

Falaj Hazaa Majlis – Al Ain

Al Sarooj Majlis – Al Ain

Alkhabisi Majlis – Al Ain

Um Ghafa Majlis – Al Ain

Suwaihan Majlis – Al Ain

Al Rhowdha Majlis – Al Ain

Zakher Majlis – Al Ain

Manazef Majlis – Al Ain

Al Dhaher Majlis – Al Ain

Al Markhaniya Majlis – Al Ain

Al Wiqan Majlis – Al Ain

Al Taweyya Majlis – Al Ain

Al Reef Majlis – Al Ain

Al Mas’oudi Majlis – Al Ain

Madinat Zayed Majlis – Al Dhafra

Delma Majlis – Al Dhafra

Mohammed Al Falahi Al Yasi Majlis – Al Dhafra

Silla Majlis – Al Dhafra

Liwa Majlis – Al Dhafra

Mubarak bin Qarran Majlis

Dubai

Dubai Parks and Resorts field hospital near Jebel Ali, open every day from 9am to 5pm.

Al Ittihad Health Centre, open every day from 8am to 10pm, 043421005

Hor Al Anz Health Centre, open every day from 8am to 10pm, 042666978

Al Qusais Health Centre, open every day from 8am to 10pm, 042615325

Sharjah

Mughaider Suburb Council – Saturday to Thursday from ​8am to 4pm and on Fridays from 4pm to 10pm, 065579979

West Tent – Saturday to Thursday​ from ​8am to 4pm and on Fridays from 4pm to 10pm, 065579979

Al Sajaa Mall – Sunday to Thursday 3pm to 10pm, 065579979

Riffa Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm and from 5pm to 8pm, 065183522 and 065183533

Khalidiya Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday​ from 8am to 1pm and from 5pm to 8pm, 065183151 and 065183152

Al-Riqa Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm and from 5pm to 8pm, 065167409

Sharjah Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday​ from 8am to 8pm, 065183009 and 065183010

Al Hamriya Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm, 065183777

Wasit Health Centre – Saturday to Sunday​ from 8am to 8pm, 065183333

Al Bait Metwahhed – Sunday to Thursday from ​8am to 10pm

Family Health Promotion Centre – Sunday​ to Thursday from 8am to 8pm and on Friday​ and Saturday from 6pm to 9pm.

Al Madam Health Centre – Saturday to Sunday from 8am to 8pm, 068821122

Maliha Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from​ 8am to 8pm, 068023583

Nizwa Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm, 048096700

Al Batayeh Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm, 065311575 and 065183864

Al Thameed Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm, 068848085

Al Dhaid Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday​ from 8am to 8pm and on Friday and Saturday​ from 6pm to 9pm, 068023604

Al Lulueyah Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm and on Saturday from 9am to 12pm, 092388111

Khor Fakkan Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from ​8am to 1pm, 092081950

Dibba Al Hisn Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm and from 5pm to 8pm and on Saturday from 9m to 12pm, 092443037

Kalba Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from ​8am to 8pm and on Friday and Saturday​ from 6pm to 9pm, 092048000

Nahwa Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday​ from 8am to 1pm, 092081662

Wadi Hilo Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday​ from 8am to 4pm, 048205400 and 048205401

Hayawa Suburb Council – Sunday to Thursday​ from 9am to 5pm

Dibba Al Hisn City Council – Sunday to Thursday from ​9am to 5pm

University City Hall, Kalba – Sunday to Thursday from​ 9am to 5pm

Al Zahra Hospital, 065619999

Zulekha Hospital, 065658866

Central Private Hospital, 065639900

Saudi German Hospital, 065143830

Burjeel Specialty Hospital, 065075000

Prime Specialist Medical Centre, 065251800

Prime Medical Centre Al Nahda, 065251800

Prime Medical Centre Al Qassimiya, 065251800

Thumbay University, 065449444

Medcare Hospital, 8006332273

Arab Doctors Specialist Centre, 065544414

Ajman

Sheikh Khalifa Hall – Sunday to Thursday from ​9am to 5pm, 067033662

Al Hamidiyah Health Centre – Saturday to Sunday from 8am to 12.30pm and from 5pm to 8.30pm. On Friday, the centre will stay open from 5pm to 8.30pm, 067033606 and 067033600

Mushairef Health Centre – Saturday to Sunday from 8am to 12.30pm and from 5pm from 8.30pm, 067147900 and 067030444

Manama Health Centre – open on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday​ from 8am to 1pm and on Monday and Thursday​ from 7.30am to 5pm. The working hours on Saturday​ are from 8am to 1pm, 068827324

Al-Muzaira'a Health Centre – open all days from 8am to 1pm and 4pm to 8.30pm. On Saturday, people can go to the centre from 8am to 12:30pm and from 4pm to 8.30pm, 067033600

Ajman Society for Social and Cultural Development – Sunday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm, 067147900 and 067030444

Indian Society Hall – Sunday to Thursday from 9am to 9pm, 067033600 and 067033606

Amina Hospital, 067114444

Saudi German Hospital, 8002211

Prime Medical Center IJM, 065251800

Thumbay Hospital, 067431333

Fujairah

Madinah Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday​ 7.30am to 2.30pm and 4pm to 10pm. On Friday, from 5pm to 10pm and on Saturday​ from 8am to 1pm and 5pm to 10pm, 092224811

Mureshid health centre – Sunday to Thursday from ​7.30am to 2.30pm and 4pm to 8pm. On Friday, from 5pm to 10.30pm and on Saturday from 8am to 1pm and 5pm to 10pm, 092227099

Bidya Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 7.30am to 2.30pm and from 4pm to 10pm. On Friday, from 5pm to 10.30pm and on Saturday from 8am to 1pm and from 5pm to 10pm, 092389138

Murbeh Health Centre – Saturday to Thursday​​ from 7.30am to 2.30pm and 4pm to 10pm, 092380705

Quraya Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday​ from 7.30am to 2.30pm and 4pm to 10pm. On Saturday, from 8am to 1pm, 092365135

Hala Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday​​ from 7.30am to 2.30pm and from 4pm to 10pm, 092448115

Tawyeen Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday, from 8am to 1pm and 4pm to 8pm. On Saturday, from 8am to 1pm, 072585538 ​

Dhadna Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 7.30am to 2.30pm and from 4pm to 10pm. On Saturday, from 8am to 1pm, 092445159

Siji Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 3pm, 068854499

Saider Al Wadi Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday​​ from 8am to 2pm, 092565553

Quidfa Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 7.30am to 2.30pm and from 4pm to 10pm. On Friday, from 5pm to 10.30pm and Saturday from 8am to 1pm and 5pm to 10pm, 092381689

Kholaybiyah Health Centre – open 24 hours, 092565959

School Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday​ from 7.30am to 2.30

Sheikh Khalifa Hall – Saturday to Thursday from 9am to 9pm and on Friday from 4pm to 8pm

Dibba Exhibition Centre – Saturday to Thursday from ​9am to 9pm and on Friday from 4pm to 9pm, 092445159

Al Bait Metwahed – Sunday to Thursday from 9am to 9pm and on Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 9pm

Thumbay Hospital, 092053888

Al Sharq Hospital, 092249999

Ras Al Khaimah

RAK Exhibition Centre – Sunday to Thursday​ from 8am to 3pm and on Saturday from 8am to 2pm, 0561215459

Al Jazeera Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 10.30am and 4.30pm 7pm, 072469222

Al Mareed Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7pm, 072024999

Al Munaie Health Centre – open Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm and from 5pm to 10pm, 048205333

Shawka Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm, 065027100

Kadra Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm, 068021999

Wadi Asfni Centre – Saturday to Sunday from 8am to 1pm, 068035888

Al Hamraniyah – open Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm, 072468222

Saif Bin Ali Health Centre – Saturday to Sunday 8am to 1pm, 072460333

Al Rams Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday​ 8am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm, 072468555

Al Nakheel Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday 8am to 1pm, 072468444

Digdagga Health Centre – Saturday to Sunday​ from 8am to 1pm, 072468000

Shamal Health Centre – Sunday to Thursday​ 8am to 1pm, 072048000

Elbait Metwahid Hall – Saturday to Thursday 8am to 3pm, 072460333

RAK Sport Hall – Saturday to Thursday 8am to 3pm, 072469222

RAK Hospital – 072074444

Umm Al Quwain

Al Bait Metwahhed – Sunday to Thursday​ 9am to 6pm. On Friday, from 2pm to 4pm and on Saturday from 9am to 2pm, 067069627

Falaj Al Mualla Health Centre – Saturday to Sunday from ​9am to 6pm and on Friday from 8.30am to 11.30am, 068022200

Al Raafa Health Centre from Saturday to Thursday from ​8.30am to 12.30pm and 5pm to 8pm, 067671161

Al Khazzan Health Centre – Saturday to Thursday​ 8am to 6pm, 067660399

Who cannot be vaccinated? 

The Sinopharm and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines will not be administered to

• Pregnant women

• Nursing mothers

• People with immunodeficiency diseases

• Women planning to become pregnant in the near future (three months from taking the vaccine)

• Children under the age of 18 years

• People with allergies (to any vaccine, food, medicine, or those who carry self-injectable adrenalin)

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