Get your childs vaccinations for almost free in Dubai

vaccineIf you have like me vaccinations not included in your private health insurance this gets specially at new borns quite costly. A workaround that is pretty easy.

Take the rental contract, the birth certificate and go to for example to Al Baraha Hospital. Register there for a health card. The fees for that are 110AED per year for kids till 10 years old and with the issued health card you get any vaccinations for free in the governmental owned hospitals.

That’s it. Pretty easy to do and compared to the vaccinations which are on 550AED each in a private clinic the left over money can be invested in kids toys

Hospitals you can use are for example the Latifa Hospital and the Rashid Hospital. You can apply even if the visa is on Abu Dhabi like in our case, for that you just need the rental contract to proof you are living in Dubai.


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62 thoughts on “Get your childs vaccinations for almost free in Dubai”

  1. Thank you so
    much for the information, would go and try to get a medical card there

    1. well without Dubai registered rental contract it does not work. It is only for Dubai residents. So if the rental contract is on your wife it does work as well of course.

  2. Even if it has increased, i’d go for it. I paid AED920 at Rafa Hospital on my baby’s vaccination when she was 2 months old.

    1. it is definitely cheaper than paying yourself. But only works like this the first few years, one the vaccinations are only every 2 years it is cheaper to pay yourself..

    1. Sorry, i cannot tell you, you will have to ask the authorities. All in all it is not so useful any longer as the fees have been increased quite heavily.

  3. My wife went to Al Baraha today to get the health card done for our new born. She was told that for getting the vaccination there was no need to get the health card done. all that is required was to take the tennancy contract to the nearest health care center at the time of immunization and they will administer the same. i am surprised if the same is true

    1. Shailesh, did you end up getting your newborn’s vaccinations at Al Baraha Hospital? Would you be kind enough to share the experience and what procedure, paperwork to get the vaccinations? Thanks a ton.

      1. will if this will help and I know it will cause i was just surfing the net for last week searching for what I will share right now.
        Immunization is absolutely free I just came with my baby from ALQUSAIS health center she had her 2 month vacc.
        Having the baby’s vacc. card from the country of birth was the only requirement .
        Some tips though, u have to go very early new files are opened for registering betweem 8am-10am ONLY .
        Don’t count on calling health center they rarely answer the phone and even if the info. given over the phone are totally misleading.

        1. You mean to say no health card or tenancy contract?? Only birth certificate and vaccination book??

    2. We went to al baraha hospital there they told us that they are nt giving any vaccination for babies and we should go for govt clinics and also they said they don’t have any information regarding free vaccination…nw iam confused pls help me

  4. For the vaccinations u don’t need to obtain a health card…u have to visit any health centre (there is one near Karama Metro station) with your tenancy contract (the proof that you are a dubai resident) and the vaccination book, they will charge 110 dhs for the registration and you will get the date for the vaccination.

    1. If you are a Sharjah resident then it’s completely free…they don’t even charge you for the registration even

        1. could you please tell which hospital it is & what are the procedures as iam planing to get my 8 month old baby vaccinated

      1. Hi Naushad,

        We are Sharjah resident wonder if you can help me with do we need to get the health card for the baby vacination of two month. My visa is from Dubai. what is the exact procedure? Tons of thanks in advance.

  5. Which hospital or clinic are free for babies vaccination? So what if no tenancy contract nor health card. Only birth cert that the baby is born here.. is it still be free?

  6. Has someone got their baby vaccinated in Sharjah recently. There is very little information about vaccination in sharjah available on the internet. So, any leads in this regard would be extremely valuable. Thanks a ton!

      1. I can confirm that Vaccination in Sharjah is free of cost for children if you are a Sharjah resident. Hence Sharjah visa.

  7. Visit maternal and child hospital @ al fisht area . it is free there but you have take appointment 1 month prior to the date… check these co-ordinates in google map to find the exact location… 25°22’49.2″N 55°24’13.3″E

  8. I really want to know where i can get my 2 month old baby vaccinated here as i have student visa on my father’s name and my husband is out of town so i dont have a resident visa to get health card done.. Does anyone knows where vaccination at lesser rate is provided???

  9. if i lose my baby vaccination card will they still take the vaccination in Abu Dhabi???

  10. I confirm it is free in Dubai I have taken my baby to alqusais health center where they issued a vaccination card free of charge ,also they did not ask about the tenancy contract just they asked me where am i staying.
    just in case take your contract with you .

  11. Vaccine for new born is free.and newborn dont have to have a health card to get the immunization up until a year. Obtaining a health card cost 510 at albaraha hosp and valid for a year.We could just bring the baby to the center to get the vaccine.

    1. Dear Nwallace, Could you please tell me the location in Dubai for free Vaccination for one year baby

      1. I would like to share my recent experience. My daughter was born in canada and they don’t give vaccinations there. We traveled after a month to come back to Dubai. I went to Al-Baraha and was sent to Dubai hospital and then to Nad al Hamar medical center. I was told according to our area of residence we have to go to the closest government medical center. Nad al Hamar sent us to Khawaneej medical center. They have a list of areas with allocated numbers mentioned on tenancy contracts which mentions the catchment area allocated. They took tenancy contract+baby’s passport+ my husband’ s passport. Initially they said baby should have residency visa which I told them we cannot apply due to eid holidays and Nad Al Hamar branch told us it wasnt required. They took the papers and I paid 110dhs and I was given a health card. Vaccinations are free now. I have realised every hospital will give you different info. This was my experience. Hopefully it will help someone.

      1. I am living in Dubai(My tenacy contract based on Dubai)…but I am working in sharjah(my visa based on sharjah)… there any possible to get Health card and vaccination at Dubai…..Please anyone clear it this case…..thanks

  12. My baby having dubai residence visa and needs 15 month’s vaccination. But my Tenancy contract is registered under company name. Is it enough to get free vaccination without health card in Dubai?

    1. What are the requirement they asked? And how long they will give the health card after applying? Thanks for your shared info.

    1. I am living in Dubai(My tenacy contract based on Dubai)…but I am working in sharjah(my visa based on sharjah)… there any possible to get Health card and vaccination at Dubai…..Please anyone clear it this case…..thanks

  13. i have visa of dubai and we are in abu dhabi one year ago i vacinated my baby free when 7 of july i went to hospital for my baby vacination they told me i have dubai visa so they can’t vacinat my baby what is this if any one can help or suggest me plz……

  14. Can anyone help me where I can able to get free vaccination in sharjah for my 5yrs son

  15. hi guys I am living in dubai with my in laws. .
    We don’t have a tenancy contract.. In that case what would be the alternative document to be produced.. I badly need a health card for my son..could anybody help?

  16. I am living in Dubai .I have Dubai visa.can II get free vaccination for my one year old baby at any Dubai or sharjah hospitals?

  17. I am living in Sharjah, I have baby of one month old. Plese can someone tel me how can i can take vaccination of my baby and which hospital could be better without pay, thanks

  18. I am living in dubai (silicon oasis), I have baby of 16th month old. Please can someone tell me how can i can take vaccination of my baby and which hospital could be better without pay, thanks

  19. Hi dears i m having 50day old baby. My husband is working in dubai. I m in my husband visa. Tenancy contract is in my husband name in sharjah. My baby was born in india. Now baby is in sharjah. But baby is in visit visa for 90 days. How can i get free vaccination in government hospitals. Is it possible to get free vaccination for my baby.

  20. I lost my rental contract . But i have my son birth certificate and its verified too.. can i get the health card for my sons vaccination

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