Like COVID-19, you can also take Free Flu Vaccines in UAE. Read who can get free Flu vaccines.
It costs Dh50 for others:
The UAE will give free Flu Vaccines in UAE to all Emiratis and those at large risk of infection, officials of the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced on Monday.
All others can get the vaccine at Dh50 across Govt health centres and private hospitals in the UAE.
People who can get free vaccines in UAE as per sources are as follows:
- Kids below 5.
- Healthcare workers.
- Senior citizens over 60.
- Some Govt officials.
- Pregnant women.
- Patients with diabetes and heart disease.
Govt of UAE:
“We request all to take the influenza vaccine as soon as possible. The season of the disease is going to begin now,” said Dr Farida Al Hosani, administrative director of the virus diseases sector at the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre.
Even travellers coming to the UAE can take the vaccine at a private health centre for a small fee.
Health centres say Don’t ignore respiratory symptoms:
Asked what one should do if they encounter flu symptoms, Dr Farida Al Hosani said: “Anyone who has signs of flu — which are comparable to that of Covid — should inquire medical help without delay. Try to first separate yourself and do Covid-19 test. By doing covid test you get an accurate idea. If the Covid test is negative, then they should get themselves tested for Flu or say influenza.”
Flu can be life-threatening for some with low immunity, she added. “Therefore, it is necessary for the society, especially the weak groups, to take the flu vaccine. People just need to take one shot of flu vaccine each year.”
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