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People over 30 years now eligible for vaccination in Qatar

19 May 2021

The age threshold eligibility for Covid-19 vaccine in Qatar has been lowered to 30 years from today, announced the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in its latest statement.

People over the age of 30 years shall be eligible to receive the vaccine after the Eid holiday, the statement said. Individuals can register for the vaccine through the MoPH website www.moph.gov.qa.

The change comes as part of the phased roll-out of the national Covid-19 vaccination program which continues to pick-up pace as it has now administered over 2.1 million vaccine doses.

As per the data released by the Ministry, about 36,626 Covid-19 vaccine doses have already been administered in past 24 hours.

Currently 53.8 percent of the eligible population have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 89.2 percent of senior citizens (the most vulnerable group) have also been vaccinated with at least one dose, while 83.7 percent have received both doses.

The inclusion of people aged 30 and above in the national vaccination programme will result in more people getting vaccinated in the country, which in turn, will offer mass protection to the society.

The Ministry has also extended the validity for quarantine exemption of all vaccines administered in Qatar from the earlier approved six months to nine months (except for travellers from six countries).

Meanwhile, children aged 12 to 15 years can be registered to get the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Qatar. Parents can register for their children’s vaccination through the Ministry website, after which, they will be contacted by the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC).

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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