Qatari MOPH and other health sector partners celebrate world immunisation week amid Qatar's biggest vaccination campaign.
Qatar , Qatar
28 April 2021, 12:00 AM
31 May 2021, 12:00 AM
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), and Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) celebrate World Immunization Week during the period 24-30 April 2021.
The celebrations of the World Immunization week this year comes amid the implementation of the largest vaccination campaign in Qatar’s history for the vaccination of the population against Corona Virus (COVID-19).
This year’s celebrations are organized under the theme “Vaccines Bring Us Closer”, which was selected by the World Health Organization (WHO). The World Immunization Week also aims at highlighting the importance of vaccines in general, and assist in the launch of a long-term vaccination support.
Moreover, the celebrations aim at promoting the importance of awareness to protect persons of all ages against diseases, enhance children’s health, as well as highlighting the importance of regularly taking the vaccination which is considered as the base and foundation to guarantee the establishment of solid, deep rooted and flexible health systems and a comprehensive healthcare coverage. Vaccination can save millions of lives every year and is recognized as one of the most effective healthcare interventions worldwide.
Regarding the vaccination campaign against COVID-19, Dr. Hamad Eid Al-Rumaihi - Director of the Department of Health Protection and Communicable Disease Control at MOPH: “The implementation of the national vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in Qatar is progressing at a rapid pace. The Ministry of Public Health is keen to secure the best internationally approved vaccines which are considered a crucial tool for the control of this pandemic and the gradual return to normal life.”