Free Flu Shots Are Now Available In Abu Dhabi To Protect Health & Community


The Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) is taking proactive steps to safeguard the health of UAE residents by offering free influenza vaccinations as part of its seasonal influenza programme. With flu season upon us, it’s essential to understand the importance of getting vaccinated and where to access these free shots.

Why Get Vaccinated?

  1. Risk Reduction: Vaccination remains the most effective method for preventing the flu, significantly lowering the chances of falling ill.
  2. Community Protection: By getting vaccinated, individuals not only protect themselves but also help prevent the spread of the flu to others, particularly vulnerable populations such as young children and the elderly.
  3. Umrah Travel Requirement: The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) mandates influenza vaccination for all Umrah pilgrims, emphasizing the importance of immunization for public health and safety.

Where to Get Vaccinated

Residents can avail themselves of free flu vaccinations at various health facilities across Abu Dhabi, including:

  • Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA) – Call 80050
  • NMC – Call 800204
  • Mediclinic – Call 02 6332255
  • Mubadala Health – Call 800 2000
  • Burjeel Holdings – Call 80055


To receive the flu vaccine, individuals must present a valid Emirates ID and possess health insurance coverage.

Benefits of Flu Vaccination

  • Symptom Reduction: Annual vaccination significantly reduces flu symptoms and the likelihood of hospitalization due to complications.
  • Updated Protection: The flu vaccine is updated yearly to provide optimal protection against prevalent strains, ensuring maximum effectiveness against evolving pathogens.

In conclusion, taking advantage of free flu shots not only safeguards individual health but also promotes community well-being by reducing the spread of influenza. With accessible vaccination services and compelling benefits, getting the flu shot is a proactive measure in ensuring a healthy and resilient population.


See more

More like this