Interested in getting a PCR test or vaccine appointment near you? If you live in Abu Dhabi, you may only need to visit your local pharmacy.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH) announced Friday that pharmacies in the Emirate can now administer COVID-19 vaccines.
But which vaccines are available? What is the best way to find out which pharmacy offers these services?
You can find all the information you need here.
Is the pharmacy going to charge me for the PCR test or vaccine?
It costs Dh40 to perform the PCR test and free to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Can all age groups receive COVID-19 vaccines?
Individuals over 18 years of age will only be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the first phase, at pharmacies.
What are the pharmacy options for COVID-19 vaccines?
The Sinopharm vaccine is currently available to Abu Dhabi residents for a first, second, or booster dose, according to Abu Dhabi Media Office.
Other types of vaccinations will also be included in the programme, such as seasonal flu vaccines and travel vaccinations.
Is an appointment required?
Currently, the COVID-19 vaccine and PCR tests are available at the following pharmacies:
The Abu Dhabi Capital City:
• 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
Is it possible to get a COVID-19 vaccine or PCR test at any pharmacy in Abu Dhabi?
To administer vaccinations, pharmacies must complete courses certified by the Department of Health.
Pharmacies will receive authorisation to administer vaccines after completing the course. A list of licensed pharmacies will be provided by the Department of Health. DoH's current pharmacy list can be viewed at: https://www.doh.gov.ae/en/Abu-Dhabi-pharmacies.