Covid-19 vaccination in Qatar to start from Wednesday at 7 health centres
The Peninsula Online
Doha: The Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Qatar will begin from Wednesday, a senior official said today at the press conference.
The COVID-19 vaccines will be available at 7 primary health centers for people who meet the initial priority criteria. Patients who have been selected will be contacted by phone/SMS to advise them of their selection for the vaccine and invited to attend an appointment at one of the 7 designated health centers Dr. Abdullatif Al Khal, Chair of the National Health Strategic Group on COVID-19 said that the Covid-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech will reach Qatar tonight through the Hamad International Airport and the vaccination will start from Wednesday. In the first phase of vaccination in Qatar, from December 23 to January 31, preference will be given to people over 70 years old, adults in chronic care and home care facilities, healthcare personnel most at risk of infection and people over 16 years of age with severe chronic diseases. Patients who have been selected will be contacted by phone/SMS to advise them of their selection for the vaccine and invited to attend an appointment at one of the 7 designated health centers The press conference was also attended by Dr. Hamad Eid Al Romaihi, Co-Chair for the National Pandemic Preparedness Committee and Director of Health Protection and Communicable Diseases at MoPH, and Dr. Mariam Abdul Malik, Managing Director of Primary Health Care Corporation. The vaccination will be provided from seven primary health centres, which are: Al Wajba Health Centre Leabaib Health Center Al Ruwais Health Center Umm Slal Health Center Rawdat Al Khail Health Center Al Thumama Health Center Muaither Health Center In 2021, we will have enough vaccines to vaccinate everyone in the State of Qatar: Dr. Hamad Al-Rumaihi said. Qatar’s vaccination strategy will enable everyone to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2021, but for now with a limited quantity of vaccines we must prioritize people most at risk from severe complications and death from the virus, the officials said.