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Posted On: 21 October 2021 12:09 pm
Updated On: 21 October 2021 12:21 pm

MOPH answers FAQs about COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Dose

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in a Twitter post has answered the frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Dose in Qatar.

As per MOPH, COVID-19 booster vaccinations are currently being administered to select high-risk individuals in the State of Qatar. The following FAQs inform who is eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccination and how to schedule an appointment.

Why is a COVID-19 Booster Vaccination needed?

The latest internationally recognized clinical evidence shows that the average protective immunity obtained from the first two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccine begins to decline after eight months. Do m The booster vaccination will give citizens and residents longer-term protection against all variants of COVID-19.

What is the process to make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose?

Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) is contacting eligible individuals directly to set an appointment. The Ministry of Public Health urges citizens and residents to receive their COVID-19 booster vaccination once eligible to ensure immunity and protection against COVID-19 remains.

An appointment is required for all COVID-19 booster vaccinations and currently, no walk-in appointments are permitted.

Who is currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 Booster Vaccination?

Currently, high-risk individuals who have their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine more than eight months ago are eligible. This includes:

  • Those over 50 years of age.
  • Those who are immunocompromised.
  • Those, regardless of their age, with chronic medical conditions that increase their risk for contracting a severe case of COVID-19.
  • Frontline healthcare workers.

Source: MOPH
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