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Posted On: 18 February 2021 06:14 pm
Updated On: 18 February 2021 08:10 pm

COVID-19 vaccination program targets at-risk population currently: Minister

Vrinda Abilash
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H.E. Minister of Public Health Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari said Thursday that the efforts in the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program focused on targeting the most at-risk populations such as the elderly, those with severe chronic conditions, healthcare workers, frontline workers and other essential workers

Her Excellency was speaking during the opening of a new temporary vaccination center at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) to vaccinate teachers, school employees, and members of the community. She said that the "addition of this new vaccination center will enable us to increase our capacity to vaccinate even more essential workers and open more opportunities for the general public to be vaccinated."

Her Excellency called on everyone who is high risk or over 60 years of age who has not yet been vaccinated to make an appointment for the vaccination.

For her part, Managing Director of PHCC explained Dr. Mariam Abdulmalik said that invitations for appointments will be delivered in a phased and efficient approach, to ensure the safety of the community and a smooth and efficient process.

"Teachers and school administration staff will receive an SMS inviting them to attend the vaccination center during dedicated time slots. Vaccinations will be administered only to those that have received an invite; others are requested to wait until they receive an SMS invite," she said.

She explained that the vaccination process remains the same, with the vaccine administered in two doses, three weeks apart at the QNCC vaccination center. Visitors should carry a valid health card when attending and are requested to continue following standard preventive measures, including masks, hand hygiene and social distancing.

Source: QNA
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