UAE Covid vaccine in 20 minutes at new drive-thru centre – NewsFebruary 16, 2021
All vaccine procedures can be completed from the comfort of your car.
A drive-through Covid-19 vaccination centre has opened in Abu Dhabi. Burjeel Medical City’s new centre in MBZ city allows vaccine takers to complete all related procedures – including vital signs check-ups – within 20 minutes from the comfort of their cars.
The centre can accommodate up to 700 people per day and offers the vaccine to about 60 people per hour.
It supports efforts to offer all members of the community quick and easy access to the Covid-19 vaccine, especially the elderly and those with chronic diseases.
Abdulla bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), visited the centre on Monday.
Al Hamed said ensuring the availability of the Covid-19 vaccine to the most vulnerable groups is a “crucial responsibility”.
He added that the successful administration of more than 5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines was due to the “extraordinary efforts made by the public and private healthcare sector” to make the vaccine available to all members of the community in a “seamless, safe, and innovative process”.
“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.
“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,” Al Hamed added.
The VPS Healthcare Group has 19 Covid-19 vaccinations centres and four vaccinations tents located across the emirate.