ABU DHABI 24 February 2021: Mubadala Health has announced the opening of a Covid-19 vaccination centre in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.
The new centre supports the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, in implementing the UAE’s vaccination programme.
The first dose vaccination is available immediately to UAE citizens and residents aged 50 and over, those with chronic illnesses and people of determination at the walk-in centre in Masdar City. The vaccine is also immediately available to people under the age of 50 who are coming for their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The vaccination centre is open from Sunday to Thursday between 10am and 7pm, no appointments are necessary for people who meet the current criteria, and all vaccinations are free of charge. Visitors will be asked to present their Emirates IDs and have the free AlHosn app downloaded on their mobile phones before receiving the vaccine, said Wam.
Masdar City is home to a number of companies supporting the UAE’s fight against the pandemic, including bio-technology maker Mondialab, which plans to start producing a wireless screening device called ‘The Resolute,’ providing health authorities with a preliminary indication of a patient’s exposure to Covid-19 within 10 minutes.
Similarly, Masdar City’s start-up business accelerator, The Catalyst, run by Masdar and BP, supports a tech firm called Volts that is working on a new generation of portable battery systems that store and distribute electricity from solar cells and wind turbines, which can be used to power remote field hospitals treating Covid-19 cases.