More than 80 percent of people over 60 years of age have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Qatar , Qatar
15 April 2021, 12:00 AM
30 April 2021, 12:00 AM
Qatar Ministry of Public Health has announced a major milestone for the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program with 81 percent of people over 60 years of age having now received at least one vaccine dose since the start of the program.
Dr. Hanadi Al Hamad, National Health Strategy 2018-2022 Lead for Healthy Ageing said, “Reaching this milestone of four out of five people over 60 years of age – the most vulnerable members of our population – being vaccinated against COVID-19 is hugely encouraging. After an incredibly challenging year for people here in Qatar, and indeed around the world, the roll out of the vaccination program is enabling people to become protected from COVID-19 and significantly reduce their risk of sickness.”
“I urge all elderly members of our population not yet vaccinated to book their appointment. The vaccines provide maximum protection around 14 days after the second dose, so I encourage people not to delay starting their vaccination process and get protected as soon as they can,” said Dr. Al Hamad.