His Excellency Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Urges Community to Take COVID-19 Vaccine​​

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COVID-19 Vaccination in Qatar
His Excellency Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani has urged the community to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Sheikh Faisal yesterday stepped up to take the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine himself.
​​​“Stopping a pandemic requires using all the tools we have available – this includes a vaccine. The comprehensive clinical trial process undertaken on the Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine has demonstrated that it is safe and 95 percent effective,” said Sheikh Faisal. “I have full confidence in this vaccine which is why I am taking it as early as possible.”
Sheikh Faisal said the arrival of the vaccine and its roll-out was important step to returning to normal daily life as well as protecting our loved ones.
“Vaccines are our best hope of ending this pandemic,” he said.  “It is important that we take strong steps so that we can protect ourselves and our families against COVID-19 and this includes taking the vaccine when it is available to us.”
Director of the Public Health Department at the Ministry of Public Health, Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani commended Sheikh Faisal for being among the first to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
“The arrival and widespread uptake of the COVID-19 vaccines here in Qatar will enable us to start the process of returning to our normal lives,” said Dr. Al Thani. “I commend Sheikh Faisal for demonstrating his commitment and taking the vaccine and I encourage of members of the community to do the same.”
Dr. Al Thani said as the vaccine is rolled out to the community – starting with people over 70 years of age, frontline workers and those with chronic conditions – we all must also continue to take preventative measures against COVID-19.
“I also urge all members of the community to continue to practice physical distancing and wearing a mask,” he said.

Source: MoPH Qatar