Back to School: Okadoc allows parents to virtually book COVID-19 Tests and Vaccinations


The doctor booking platform allows patients to schedule COVID-19 tests and vaccinations to meet new UAE guidelines for students over the age of 12

Fodhil Benturquia, Okadoc CEO and Founder

Dubai, UAE: Okadoc, the leading doctor booking platform in the Middle East, can help relieve the burden of new back-to-school measures by allowing parents and patients to book COVID-19 tests and vaccinations through its online platform and mobile app.

Okadoc’s platform allows patients to schedule COVID-19 tests at a convenient time and location for them. COVID-19 vaccination bookings are also available from a wide range of hospitals and clinics, including Emirates Hospital, Medcare, Valient Clinic & Hospital and HealthPlus, allowing patients to book a free vaccination of their choice within seconds near a facility that suits them best.

The news comes shortly after the UAE announced new guidelines for students and teachers returning to school which indicates that unvaccinated students over the age of 12 will be required to take weekly PCR tests.

Okadoc continues to support the UAE’s world-leading COVID-19 vaccination and testing program by offering patients an easy and convenient way to book. Since the launch of Okadoc’s COVID-19 services in February, the doctor booking platform has already helped UAE residents book nearly 15,000 vaccinations and more than 40,000 COVID-19 tests.

In addition to COVID-19 vaccination and test appointments, the Okadoc platform also allows patients to find nearby doctors across more than 300 facilities across the UAE and instantly book virtual or in-person appointments with doctors across 51 specialties.

“Our goal at Okadoc has always been simple: to improve the healthcare experience – and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, this has never been more critical. Our platform is the only regional doctor booking platform that is directly integrated with providers’ health information systems, so patients can book their COVID-19 related appointments with confidence, knowing they will get the care they need and deserve without delays,” says Fodhil Benturquia, Okadoc CEO and Founder.

The Middle East’s best-funded startup fast tracked its telehealth offering in response to the growing need for remote healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. In May of 2020, it introduced its telemedicine platform, enabling virtual consultations with over 730 doctors from 90 healthcare providers, including the ability to settle fees online.

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About Okadoc:

Okadoc is a tech company that aims to improve the healthcare experience. Wherever they are, patients can use Okadoc’s app to find in-network doctors, instantly book appointments online, receive reminders for upcoming appointments, and more. Okadoc’s telemedicine platform enables virtual consultations, document sharing, and online chat seamlessly between patients and doctors. Okadoc’s app is also a 24/7 intelligent medical calendar system that helps practitioners, clinics and hospitals optimize their bookings, attract and engage new patients, build and strengthen their online reputation and reduce ‘no-shows.’ Okadoc’s online marketplace delivers the efficient and simple experience that everyone expects and deserves.