DHA announces free flu jabs for these categories


A seasonal flu campaign has been launched by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), highlighting the importance of getting vaccinated.

It is encouraging more people to take the jab, especially due to the pandemic.

The vaccines are now available across DHA's primary health care centres and medical fitness centres. 

It costs AED 50 for Dubai residents and is free of charge for Emirati nationals as well as elderly residents aged 65 and above, children below the age of five, pregnant women and people of determination.

How to avail the service:

DHA is offering vaccinations on a walk-in basis at three Medical Fitness Centres: Jumeirah Lake Towers, Uptown Mirdiff and City Walk (Smart Salem Centre) from Sunday to Thursday (7:00 am to 7:30 pm).

Emiratis and residents can also call 800DHA (800342) to book an appointment to get vaccinated at DHA's Primary Healthcare Centres that include: Al Badaa, Al Lusaily, Al Mankhool, Al Safa, Nad Al Sheba, Zabeel, Mizhar and Twar. They are open Sunday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm. 

Al Mamzar Health Centre, which only caters to women and pregnant women is also open from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm. Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamr 24/7 centres will only offer vaccination services between 7:30 am and 9:30 pm.

Contact 800DHA (800342) to book an appointment or for further information on the locations and timings of the vaccination services.

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