Immunisations protect children from preventable illnesses, and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) offers several vaccines that are given at an early age. Each vaccine is given at a specific age of the child and also has a specific timing to ensure its effectiveness. That's why it is important to understand the importance of timely vaccinations to protect your child from life-threatening diseases.
The green card for vaccinations of children that was used previously has been discontinued and the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has issued a new and improved booklet that includes all the information related to child health. This booklet is available in all health centres, and customers can get it from the health centre where they are registered.
The 12 diseases the MoPH is vaccinating your children against are Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, H influenzae, Polio, Pneumococcal infection, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella.
Find out here how you can get the immunisation schedule for your children in Qatar online, so you don't miss any important vaccination.
According to Hamad Medical Corporation's General Pediatrics Division head, Dr. Ahmad Hassan Al-Hammadi, vaccines are administered to children in Qatar as below:
Qatar attaches great importance to immunising children and, therefore, it strives to cover all parts of the country through health centres with the required vaccinations for all ages, if you have a Hamad Health card.
Check the following link for the list of PHCC health centres that offer child vaccinations and their timings: https://eservices.moph.gov.qa/NIP/En/hcenters.jsp102210265
If you wish to get vaccines from your PHCC health centre, call 107, and schedule an appointment. Make sure you have the correct paperwork to obtain a schedule for vaccination -- your health card and vaccination card (if recently provided) are the main papers you need to take with you.
Once your appointment is booked, you'll be notified by SMS as well. You're advised to reach the health centre 30 minutes prior to the appointment.
Alternatively, if you'd like to get vaccinations at any private hospital or clinic, you can contact them and make an appointment at your preferred time.
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