COVID 19: Vaccine clinics on the go in Dubai

Covid-19 vaccines are being provided by two mobile clinics in various parts of Dubai.

Krystien Meyers
March 11, 2021 12:47 PM

In less than a month, the clinics, which were staffed by 11 nurses and physicians, vaccinated 7,688 people against the coronavirus. 

The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) is carrying out the mobile vaccination drives in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). 

The mobile clinics are part of the MBRU's Wellness on Wheels (WoW) program, which aims to offer medical assistance to those in need. The vaccines are given out at 11 different sites. 

The move is in line with Dubai's target of immunizing 100% of qualified adults by the end of the year.

The vaccination campaign has taken place in a variety of locations so far, including:

  • Al Garhoud Private Hospital
  • Oilfields Supply Center Ltd.
  • SRG Holding Sheraton Grand
  • DP World
  • American Hospital Dubai
  • McDermott Middle East
  • Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI).

The WoW clinics, which are staffed by volunteer healthcare professionals, aim to improve access to healthcare and offer medical assistance to blue-collar employees, orphans, and other underprivileged people in the UAE.

“The WoW mobile clinics are entirely capable of administering the Covid-19 vaccine as per DHA standards,” said Dr Amer Mohammed Al Zarooni, MBRU's Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Administration and Professional Services. The mobile clinics would be vital in extending the vaccination drive's scope and protecting more people in the community through timely intervention."

“WoW is the first charitable mobile healthcare clinic funded by the community,” said Dr Amer, who is also the owner of the WoW program. We are grateful to all of the organizations that contributed to the campaign with their generous contributions."

The mobile clinics, according to Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of the DHA's Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector and Chairperson of the Covid-19 Vaccination Steering Committee, help increase capacity and provide comfort to community members.

The WoW program has offered a variety of free services since its inception, including medical consultation, occupational health, dental, and referral services. By 2025, the project plans to organize more than 300 outreach programs, delivering healthcare to more than 100,000 people in Dubai and the UAE.