Dubai expands Covid-19 vaccine eligibility criteria

SourceGulf Business

All valid Dubai resident visa holders aged 40 and above can now register to receive Covid-19 vaccinations at Dubai Health Authority (DHA) facilities. The DHA added on Tuesday that those aged 60 and above with a valid resident visa issued in any emirate within the UAE can also register for the vaccine, provided they can prove they reside in Dubai. Furthermore, GCC nationals with a valid Emirates ID can also get vaccinated at DHA facilities. To book an appointment, individuals can do so either through the DHA App or DHA Contact Centre, which can be reached on 800 342. The DHA said that it had expanded the age limits for receiving the vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can now be administered to all individuals 16 years and above, instead of the previous age threshold of 18 years. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine meanwhile can now be administered to anyone aged 18 and above, instead of the previous restrictions which limited it to those between 18-65 years. more...