Authorities in Abu Dhabi are making it easier for people to get vaccinated again seasonal influenza.
Free flu vaccines are being offered to everyone at all public healthcare facilities in the emirate, while a drive-through option is available at some centres.
The public health services company, SEHA is also expanding its home services in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain to reach out to more people.
The ongoing efforts are part of the joint campaign, 'Protect yourself. Protect your community', launched by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, and Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre.
Appointments for the jab can be booked through SEHA’s call centre 80050.
Meanwhile, SEHA’s home vaccination service will be subject to a AED 500 fee per household, regardless of the number of people being immunised.
Appointments for home services can be booked on 02-7117117.
The following centres currently offer the seasonal influenza vaccine in Abu Dhabi:
Al Bateen Healthcare Centre; Al Madina Occupational Health Centre; Al Mushrif Children’s Specialty Centre; Al Zafarana Diagnostic and Screening Centre.
Within Abu Dhabi’s Central Region, the vaccine is available at:
Al Maqta Healthcare Centre; Madinat Khalifa Healthcare Centre; Madinat Mohammed Bin Zayed Healthcare Centre; Al Bahia Healthcare Centre; Al Falah Healthcare Centre; Al Samha Healthcare Centre; Baniyas Healthcare Centre.
Other centres where the vaccine will be available, include:
Al Khatim Healthcare Centre; Al Faqaa Healthcare Centre; Al Hayer Healthcare Centre; Al-Hili Healthcare Centre; Al Jahili Healthcare Centre; Al Khazna Healthcare Centre; Al Muwaiji Healthcare Centre; Al Quaa Healthcare Centre; Al Shwaib Healthcare Centre; Al Yahar Healthcare Centre; Mezyad Healthcare Centre; Neima Healthcare Centre; Remah Healthcare Centre; Sweihan Healthcare Centre; Zakher Healthcare Centre; Al Towayya Children’s Specialty Centre; Oud Al Touba Diagnostic and Screening Centre.
Al Dhafra Hospitals will provide the seasonal influenza vaccine for Al Dhafra community members in all healthcare centres.
The vaccine is also provided to Madinat Zayed families at Al Dhafra Family Medicine Centre, resident workers at Madinat Zayed Hospital, Liwa, Ghayathi, Al Mirfa, Al Sila'a, and Dalma.
Appointments for Al Dhafra region can be booked on 02-8070000.