UAE Covid vaccine: Dubai royal urges residents to get vaccinated
Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed tells residents to adhere to all Covid safety measures.
Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, has urged all members of the community to take the Covid-19 vaccine.
The jabs are being provided free of cost to both citizens and residents across the emirate at 120 centres. (Full list of centres here.)
The Emirate has set up Covid-19 vaccination facilities for the public in “diverse locations” as part of its efforts to promote a sustainable recovery from the pandemic, Sheikh Mansoor said.
“The growing demand for the Covid-19 vaccine reflects the success of Dubai’s and the UAE’s campaign against the global pandemic,” he said.
Today, I visited several Covid-19 vaccination centres in Dubai. We remain committed to taking all the necessary steps to control this pandemic and ensure our community's safety. The joint efforts and teamwork of local and federal authorities is inspiring. pic.twitter.com/tq94tjPpct— Mansoor bin Mohammed (@sheikhmansoor) January 17, 2021
He added that the success achieved by task forces in countering the pandemic has been driven by an “integrated multi-pronged strategy”.
Sheikh Mansoor praised the concerted efforts of all stakeholders and personnel at the local and federal levels, particularly frontline workers, in curbing the spread of the virus. “To consolidate the progress that has been achieved, we call on everyone to continue stringently adhering to precautionary measures. The community’s commitment is vital in ensuring a full restoration of normalcy,” he said.
Visit to vaccination centres
Sheikh Mansoor’s comments came as he visited dedicated vaccination facilities set up at healthcare centres across Dubai. He was accompanied by Lieutenant-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police. A total of 120 vaccination centres have been set up across the emirate so far.
He first visited the vaccination facility at the Al Lisaili Health Centre by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, where he was received by Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed bin Nasser Al Owais, UAE 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 (SEHA).
He concluded his tour by visiting the One Central Covid-19 Vaccination Centre set up in the Dubai World Trade Centre area.
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