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Posted On: 1 June 2021 01:35 pm
Updated On: 1 June 2021 01:53 pm

Qatar health official encourages all to take the COVID-19 vaccine to avail privileges

Vrinda Abilash
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Speaking in a Qatar TV program, the Head of Vaccination at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Dr. Soha Al Bayat has encouraged all to take the COVID-19 vaccine to utilize the privileges offered during the gradual lifting of Covid- 19 restrictions in Qatar.

She said, "Vaccination is not mandatory, and when we reach a sufficient percentage of the number of vaccine recipients, those who did not receive the vaccine will enjoy the same privileges as those who have been vaccinated, but the difference is that they will delay until the percentage is reached."

Dr. Soha Al Bayat also said, "The laws imposed on those who have not yet received the vaccination are not a punishment, but rather a protection for them from the risk of infection."

The health official also mentioned that the passing of 14 days after the second dose is required to avail the privileges of gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. "The people that have recovered from coronavirus are also required to wait 14 days from the date of infection", she added.

“The recovered people can download the certificate of recovery from MyHealth portal ‘Sehati’ or use sick leave certificate issued by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) after they are discharged from the hospital or health centers, or any paper to prove the past infection", said Dr. Soha Al Bayat.

She added that if a person is infected and recovered within the past 9 months, they can enjoy all privileges as the vaccinated people. She also added that the vaccine is safe for pregnant women.

Source: Qatar TV
Cover image credit: Screengrab from Qatar TV video