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Masdar announces opening of Mubadala Health COVID-19 vaccination center in Masdar City

23 Feb 2021
 New Mubadala Health vaccination center in Masdar City will support the UAE government’s nationwide COVID-19 vaccination program 
 Free COVID-19 vaccinations available from 10am to 7pm, Sunday to Thursday 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 23rd February 2021: Masdar, a global leader in sustainable innovation and development, and a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, has announced the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination center in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. The new center is part of the Mubadala Health network of COVID-19 vaccination centers and supports the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, in implementing the UAE’s vigorous vaccination program. 

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 center 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 center 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. 

Abdulla Balalaa, Acting Executive Director, Sustainable Real Estate, Masdar City, said, “At Masdar City, we are delighted to continue our support of the fight against COVID-19 by hosting a vaccination center. Mubadala Health has been doing incredible work via its network of vaccination centers and as Mubadala Group, we are honored to support the UAE’s national goal of providing free COVID-19 vaccinations for all of the country’s citizens and residents.” 

Balalaa continued, “Masdar City is a growing hub of world-class sustainable technology innovators, including healthcare and biotech companies, and we are proud to incubate companies that bolster the UAE’s efforts to tackle the pandemic. As an example of this, the technology firm G42 opened one the largest COVID-19 testing facilities in the world in Masdar City in March 2020. This was the first testing center of its scale to be operational outside of China. Housing a COVID-19 vaccination center is therefore a natural next step for us.” 

Omar Al Naqbi, Acting Executive Director of Healthpoint, a Mubadala Health partner and one of the healthcare providers supporting the operations at the vaccination centers of Mubadala health, says, “Masdar City is the latest addition to the Mubadala Health COVID-19 vaccination center network. We are proud to be part of this vaccination program, which continues to demonstrate the UAE’s ability to mount an agile and effective response to the pandemic through collaboration between the public and private sectors. By leveraging Mubadala Health’s infrastructure and working with partners such as Masdar City, we can ensure that more segments of the population will have easy access to the vaccines. In addition, we are actively working on adding new vaccination centers and mobile clinics at various locations outside of our network and facilities.”

Citizens and residents who wish to be vaccinated at the COVID-19 vaccination center in Masdar City, are advised to use the car park outside of the Siemens building and follow the directional signage to the center. Visitors can also use the chauffeured buggy service, which will bring them directly from the car park to the center. 

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.

For further information regarding the Mubadala Health vaccination center in Masdar City, please contact: masdarvaccinations@amanahealthcare.com

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About Masdar City
Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City is one of the world’s most sustainable developments. It is made up of a rapidly growing clean-tech cluster, business free zone and residential neighborhood with restaurants, shops and public green spaces. Masdar City is a working model for cities around the world in environmental, economic and social sustainability, and continues to push the boundaries of innovation. The sustainable city is home to the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency, as well as several Fortune 500 companies, hundreds of entrepreneurs and a leading graduate-level research institute.
About Masdar
Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar is advancing the commercialization and deployment of renewable energy, sustainable urban development and clean technologies to address global sustainability challenges. Wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, the strategic investment company of the Government of Abu Dhabi, our mandate is to help maintain the UAE’s leadership in the global energy sector, while supporting the diversification of both its economy and energy sources for the benefit of future generations. Today, Masdar is active in more than 30 countries, including the UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, Egypt, Morocco, the UK, the US, Australia, Spain, Serbia, India, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, and many more. 
About Mubadala Health
Mubadala Health is the integrated healthcare network of Mubadala Investment Company. Established 2021, Mubadala Health operates, manages, and develops a portfolio of healthcare assets including: Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre (ADTC), Amana Healthcare, Capital Health Screening Centre (CHSC), Healthpoint, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), and National Reference Laboratory (NRL). In addition, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is an integral part of Mubadala Health. With a vision to transform the regional healthcare landscape, Mubadala Health sets a new benchmark for the UAE and regional healthcare industry through its state-of-the-art facilities and world-class caregivers who strive to put patients first across its continuum of care. Innovation, research, and education are the foundational pillars of Mubadala Health, supporting the further development of a sustainable healthcare sector in line with the vision of Abu Dhabi and the region.
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