As the UAE continues to pave the way globally in COVID-19 vaccinations, a drive-through centre has opened in Abu Dhabi where residents can receive their jabs within 20 minutes.
Per , the UAE’s state news agency, the drive-through centre is located in MBZ City at Burjeel Medical City.
The process at the drive-through for those wishing to be vaccinated is not to exceed 20 minutes, which includes vital sign check-ups, completing the approval form and receiving the vaccine. Through this process, the centre aims to vaccinate around 700 people per day.
The Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Health, Abdulla bin Mohamed Al Hamed, visited the drive-through centre on Monday praised the efforts of Abu Dhabi and frontline workers for helping to spearhead the national vaccination programme.
“The cooperation from different members of the community who chose to vaccinate to protect themselves and the community and contribute to putting an end to this pandemic has played a major role in safeguarding the health of our society,” he said. “The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has thrived in positioning itself on an advanced international level in the daily vaccination uptake.
“This would have never been possible without the incredible team efforts of those working in the field, the massive spread of vaccination centres and the innovative ways of reaching out to the vast majority of the community.”
Over the weekend, the UAE reached an incredible milestone in its vaccination process, having now administered over five million COVID-19 jabs nationwide.
At present, there are four COVID-19 vaccinations being administered in the UAE.
The first vaccine to be approved in the UAE was the Sinophram vaccine, followed by the Pfizer vaccine being permitted in Dubai towards the end of last year.
In January, Russia’s Sputnik V was approved for emergency use. And now, just recently, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved in Dubai.