COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer BioNtech
We are happy to announce that Fakeeh University Hospital has now started offering Pfizer BioNtech vaccine for Covid-19.
Kindly read ahead to know more about the procedure and other details.
Step by step vaccination process
- Once you arrive at the hospital, kindly show your Emirates ID and Al Hosn application through your mobile phone. This is a compulsory step, to make sure that you have not been a part of any previous vaccination drive
- You will be asked for your details and will be registered by the front desk staff.
- Our staff will give you 2 copies of the consent form. One will be for you and the other will be for the hospital’s medical records
- A clinical staff will see you next and assess your medical history. This is a vital step, as the COVID-19 vaccine is not suitable for all patients and some of your health condition/s may prevent you from taking it.
- Our staff will check your vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature).
- After this, will be administered the vaccine through an intramuscular injection.
- The entry of the COVID-19 vaccination will be entered into your medical records. This is for your easy future reference.
- You have to again visit the front desk, where our staff will book your appointment for the second dose of vaccine.
- You can then leave the hospital.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who are eligible for taking the vaccine?
All UAE nationals and Dubai residents with a valid Emirates ID above the age of 16.
Who are NOT eligible for taking the vaccine?
- People with certain chronic diseases (based on evaluation of our expert medical team)
- Pregnant and lactating women
- Women planning to get pregnant within the next three months
- Volunteers who have participated in the vaccination clinical trials
Will I have to pay for the vaccine?
No, the vaccination is given free of charge.
How many doses will be given?
You will receive two doses of the vaccine. At an interval of 3-4 weeks.
Is it possible to take the second dose of the vaccine in any other hospital?
No. Regulations direct that if you start receiving the vaccine service in one hospital/facility, it should be completed in the same hospital/facility.
Will I have to do a mandatory PCR test before taking the vaccine?
No. A PCR test before the vaccination is not compulsory. Your medical history will be taken into account to ascertain if you are fit to receive the vaccine.