Subscribe Free
in Flight Services & Support

Emirates Group rolls out COVID-19 vaccination programme

Posted 18 January 2021 · Add Comment

The Emirates Group has rolled out a COVID-19 vaccination programme for its substantial UAE based workforce in coordination with the Dubai Health Authority and the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

Emirates Group rolls out COVID-19 vaccination programme.  Image:  Emirates Airlines

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.

 

The 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. Over the course of the pandemic, Emirates and dnata have implemented multiple layers of safety measures, to ensure the health and safety of customers, employees and the communities served. The rollout of its vaccination programme is another step forward, helping to safeguard the health and wellbeing of aviation employees who serve the travelling public and help move essential goods around the world.

 

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 to ensure as many essential aviation workers as possible can get the vaccine. Like all citizens and residents, Emirates Group employees in the UAE can also opt to get vaccinated at government designated medical centres and clinics, as the UAE's leadership and health authorities have spared no effort to make vaccines free and accessible to the population.

 

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

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

UAE set to show its scrap mettle

The UAE has a presence in most aspects of the aviation industry. Now, moves are afoot to fill one of the few remaining gaps in its portfolio of services.

Emirates Pavilion ready to welcome visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai's must-see aviation attraction is gearing up to open its doors to the public on 1 October and the Emirates Pavilion will offer a preview for the future of commercial aviation.

G700 sets its first-ever city-pair speed records - Savannah to Doha

An all-new Gulfstream G700 has set its first-ever city-pair speed records from Savannah to Doha, Qatar, and then from Doha to Paris.

Inmarsat launches new customer experience platform for airlines

Inmarsat has launched its innovative new OneFi customer experience platform for airlines.

Emirates ramps up US flights from October

Emirates is increasing flight frequencies to a number of US destinations from October.

Qatar Airways scoops four gongs at Onboard Hospitality Awards 2021

Qatar Airways has been rewarded with four new accolades at the Onboard Hospitality Awards 2021 virtual ceremony, including the coveted Gold Winner for the ‘Cabin Concept of the Year 2021’.

WDS SK2601090322
See us at
World Defence Show 2022Aviation MENA 2022DIACC BT0809131121DAS21_BT