Emirates rolls out Covid-19 vaccination programme

Staff Correspondent

19 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Emirates rolls out Covid-19 vaccination programme

Emirates airline, dnata and other subsidiaries within Emirates Group on Monday rolled out a Covid-19 vaccination programme for its UAE based workforce in coordination with the Dubai Health Authority and the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

The inoculation drive began this morning, with priority being placed on its frontline aviation workforce, including Cabin Crew, Flight Deck and other operationally focused roles. Emirates airline, along with dnata, are among the first transport and air services organisations in the world to offer employees the option to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, said a press release.

The Emirates Group is making both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines, which have been approved by the UAE health authorities, conveniently accessible to its employees at various company locations across the UAE. Inoculation appointments will run 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Like all citizens and residents, Emirates Group employees in the UAE can also opt to get vaccinated at government designated medical centres and clinics.

The UAE is also on track to inoculate over 50 percent of its population by the end of March. Since vaccination rollout in December 2020 close to 1.9 million vaccinations have been given to citizens and residents in UAE.

According to the data compiled by Our World in Data, a research website based at Oxford University, the UAE is ranked second highest in the world for vaccination rates, with over 19.04 doses administrated for every 100 people.