Looking for the nearest appointment for a PCR test or vaccination? You might only need to visit the local drugstore in Abu Dhabi.
The COVID-19 vaccination and PCR testing are now available at pharmacies in the Emirate, according to a Friday, July 29 announcement from Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health (DoH).
But which vaccinations are available? How can you discover which pharmacy is providing these services, furthermore?
Here is everything you require to know.
Will one be charged for the PCR test or vaccine in the pharmacy?
The cost of the PCR test is Dh40, but the COVID-19 vaccination is free.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine available to all age groups?
Only those over 18 years old will be permitted to receive the COVID-19 vaccine during the first phase, which will take place in pharmacies.
Which COVID-19 vaccine can one get at a pharmacy?
Residents of Abu Dhabi can currently receive the first, second, or booster dosage of the Sinopharm vaccination, according to the Abu Dhabi Media Office.
Later on, the programme will be expanded to cover additional vaccinations, such as the seasonal flu shot, and travel immunizations.
Does one need to book an appointment?
The COVID-19 vaccine and PCR testing are currently accessible at the following pharmacies on a walk-in basis:
- Al Manara Pharmacy, Yas Mall
- Al Thiqa Al Almyiah Pharmacy, Zayed The First St
- Al Ain Pharmacy, Al Ain Mall
- Al Ain Pharmacy, Al Hili
- Al Ain Pharmacy, Hazza’a Bin Zayed Stadium
Can one go to any pharmacy in Abu Dhabi to get a COVID-19 vaccine or PCR test?
In order to deliver the immunizations, a pharmacist is required to undergo DoH-approved training programmes.
The pharmacy will be granted permission to give the vaccine once they have successfully completed the course. Licensed pharmacies will be listed by the DoH. The most recent list of pharmacies approved by the DoH is currently available at https://www.doh.gov.ae/en/Abu-Dhabi-pharmacies.