Saudi Health Ministry launches mobile flu vaccination service with Careem

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Time: November 07, 2018   

A doctor prepares a syringe in a municipal vaccination centre in Nice, southeastern France, Sept. 9, 2009. (Reuters)
  • The service can be ordered through the ride-hailing app on smart phones
  • A nurse will be transported to their homes or workplace, where the jab can be carried out for the applicant and members of their family

JEDDAH: Saudi patients will be able to order a flu vaccination administered in their own homes after the Health Ministry launched a mobile service with Careem.

The service can be ordered through the ride-hailing app on smart phones.

After selecting the vaccination, a nurse will be transported to their homes or workplace, where the jab can be carried out for the applicant and members of their family.

The service, part of a seasonal flu vaccination drive, will be available from Wednesday until Nov. 13.

The ministry said the service will be applied in several cities and provinces across the Kingdom, including Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Makkah, Qasim, Jazan, Hail, Tabouk, Madinah, Al-Jawf, Ihsaa, Assir, Al-Khobar, Dhahran and Qatif.

The ministry has assigned more than 160 vehicles to provide the service, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 pm.

 

This article was first published in Arab News

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