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Posted On: 19 January 2021 08:28 pm
Updated On: 19 January 2021 08:35 pm

No decision taken yet whether people vaccinated against COVID-19 will be exempted from quarantine: HMC Official

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People vaccinated against COVID-19 may be allowed to travel and return without quarantine: Official (Shuterstock)

When Qatar TV asked Dr. Yousef Al Maslamani, Medical Director of Hamad General Hospital, if people who had received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine would still be required to quarantine when they travel, his reply was that:

"So far, there is no decision from the Strategic Committee in this regard. But, the principled thing is that the vaccine recipients are immune to the virus."

He also told Qatar TV that when a person was given the vaccine in two doses, after a week that person would become immune to COVID-19, and would neither contract nor transmit the disease. That is the ultimate goal of the COVID-19 vaccine, and one of its main benefits will be that that person would be able to travel and come back to Qatar without requiring to quarantine.

However, there is nothing official on this and the Ministry of Public Health has also not made any official statement to this effect.