New shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Dubai

SourceAl Arabiya
SectorHealthcare
CountryUAE

A new shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has arrived in Dubai, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced. The DHA has distributed the new batch across DHA health centers, which are dedicated to administering the COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai, according to a statement from the health body. For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page. The DHA did not confirm how many many doses were in the new shipment. In January, the DHA announced that Dubai had postponed its Pfizer-BioNtech vaccination campaignfor people scheduled to receive their first dose of the vaccine, amid a global supply shortage of the dose. The DHA begun its vaccination campaign last December, where it started administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. As the campaign expanded, the authority began providing the Sinopharm and Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccines as well, in order to provide the public with an opportunity to choose between various types of vaccinations. Dr Farida Al Khaja, CEO of DHA’s clinical support services and nursing sector and chairperson of the COVID-19 vaccination steering committee,...read more...