MOPH NOW REDUCES THE COVID19 VACCINATION AGE TO 30

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 As per the Ministry of Public Health, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will be lowered to 30 years from today.

Eligible people can now register through the Ministry of Public Health 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 and has now administered more than 2.1 million vaccines doses. 

According to data released by the Ministry yesterday, as many as 36,626 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in 24 hours.

At present 53.8% of the eligible population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine. 89.2% of over 60s (the most vulnerable population group) have been vaccinated with at least one dose, while 83.7% have received both doses. The inclusion of people aged 30 and above in national vaccination programme will further increase number of vaccinated people in the country, giving mass protection to society. 

The Ministry has also extended the validity for quarantine exemption of all vaccines administered in Qatar from the previously 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 are able to register their children to take the vaccine through the Ministry website, after which they will be contacted by the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC).

 SOURCE : COVER

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