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Posted On: 1 January 2021 01:08 pm

GCO publishes FAQ related to COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Government Communications Office published an FAQ related to the COVID-19 Vaccine. We have transcribed them below to make it easier for you to read.

Will the COVID-19 vaccine be free for citizens and residents of Qatar?

Yes. Qatar will provide the COVID-19 vaccine to citizens and residents free of charge.

Do I need the COVID-19 vaccine if I have already had the virus?

Yes. While research to date indicates that people who have been infected with COVID-19 build up a natural immunity, it is unclear how long this immunity lasts for and how effective it is.

Will the COVID-19 vaccine be safe to take?

Yes. The vaccine has followed a strict testing and approval process. All steps that are normally followed in developing new vaccines have been taken but at an accelerated pace.

How can I make an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

If you are eligible to receive the vaccine at this stage, you will be contacted by the health authorities for an appointment. Currently, the vaccine is for those at high risk such as: people over 70 years of age, those with multiple specific chronic conditions, and healthcare staff with regular exposure to COVID-19.

How is the COVID-19 vaccine given?

The COVID-19 vaccine is two doses given three weeks (21 days) apart.

If you receive one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, you should receive a second dose of the same vaccine three weeks later to complete the vaccination series.

If you have any questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine, please call the 16000 helpline for support.

Source: Government Communications Office