The UQU College of Public Health and Health Informatics, in cooperation with the UQU Public Health Club and the Makkah Healthcare Cluster, is participating in the National Vaccination Program against Coronavirus (COVID-19). The program was launched in King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah Al-Mukarramah under the patronage of the Health Affairs Manager in the Makkah Province, Dr. Wael bin Hamza Mutair, and the CEO of the Makkah Healthcare Cluster, Dr. Dalshad Ali Abbas, on Thursday, 8 Rajab 1442 A.H., corresponding to 18 February 2021 A.C., and is scheduled to last for two months.
The UQU College of Public Health and Health Informatics and the Public Health Club are participating with (400) volunteers, divided into groups to cover all work days of the week, from Sunday to Thursday. This particpation comes under the supervision of the Dean of the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, Dr. Mashail bint Salih Al-Fifi, and the direct follow-up of the College Vice Dean for Development, Dr. Muhannad Qaroub, and the Director of the Community Service Unit in the college, Dr. Salah Al-Din Muhammad Alawnah. In addition, the event witnesses the participation of Dr. Al-Tayyeb Saeed, Dr. Majdi Haroun, Dr. Tahir Muhammad Abdul-Rahim, Dr. Laila Sulaiman Al-Fikki, Mr. Khalid Al-Hasani, and the heads of the volunteering teams in the Public Health Club affiliated to the Deanship of Student Affairs.
The Deputy Executive Director at King Abdullah Medical City, Dr. Fawwaz Turkistani, and the Director of the Volunteering Center at King Abdullah Medical City, Mr. Ibrahim Bahuwairith, praised the participation of the College of Public Health and Health Informatics and the UQU Public Health Club in the program, their outstanding efforts that will make this event a success, and their pioneering role in serving the community to limit the outbreak of this pandemic.