Vaccinations represent one of the most monumental advances in science and medicine and save millions of lives each year. We are more hopeful than ever that the combination of these new, effective coronavirus vaccines, with continued public health measures, will end the global pandemic.
Fortunately, the Dubai Health Authority has approved two safe and effective vaccines to be used against COVID-19. The Chinese Sinopharm mass vaccine program was launched on December 15, 2020 and is now available at the Field Hospital in Dubai Parks and Resorts (long lines can be expected). Additionally and recently, Dubai has launched the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday December 23, 2020.
While the Sinopham vaccine was developed using the traditional technology of many existing vaccines (injecting inactivated viral particles to elicit an immune response), you may have questions surrounding the new mRNA vaccine, how it works, who should be vaccinated, the risks and benefits, and most importantly, how and where to access it.
We answer some of these questions in the FAQs below.