About 60 percent of the eligible population in Qatar will receive vaccination against Covid-19 within two months by continuing at the current pace, a senior official at Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said.
“When the vaccination reaches 80 percent of the eligible population, life could return to normal,” Dr. Soha al-Bayat, Head of Vaccination at MoPH said.
The number of vaccine doses so far administered has crossed 1.2mn. She said that it should not be overlooked, and that there are people in age groups that do not receive the vaccine. For instance, people below 16 years of age are a large proportion of country’s population, and Qatar is closely monitoring the ongoing research to examine the possibility of vaccinating children against Covid-19, and other associated research pertaining to the pandemic.
According to Dr. al-Bayat, over 25,000 people are being vaccinated every day. Over 84,666 does have been administered at the Lusail and Al Wakra drive-through facilities.
Dr. al-Bayat also emphasized on the need to work to implement the precautionary measures that were announced last week, and pointed out the importance of cooperating with authorities to overcome the present challenges, particularly in the wake of high infection rate.