Over 90,000 register online for COVID-19 vaccination

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COVID-19 vaccination
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Qatar has spared no effort in protecting the health of its citizens and residents.
 
From allocating dedicated facilities to test and manage COVID-19 patients to coordinating with top international pharmaceutical companies to secure safe and reliable vaccines for the country’s citizens and residents.
 
Earlier this month, the country began administering the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. According to a senior public health official, no severe side effects have been observed in people who took the second shot of the vaccine, so far.
 
As it continues rolling out the first phase of its nationwide COVID-19 campaign, the country’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) also launched a new online service for the public to register their interest in taking the vaccine.
 
“Even if you are not in one of the listed priority groups, your interest to take the vaccine will be recorded and saved by the MOPH, and you will be contacted when you are eligible,” the MoPH had mentioned.
 
At a press conference held by senior public health officials yesterday, it was highlighted that until now more than 90,000 people in Qatar have registered for the COVID-19 vaccine.
 
"People registering their desire to get the vaccine online and who meet the criteria for the priority groups will be given earlier appointments to take the vaccines," according to Dr Mariam Abdulmalik, Managing Director of Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC).
 
"People who register via the online page but who are not in one of the listed priority groups will have their interest recorded and saved by the MOPH, and they will be contacted when they become eligible," she highlighted.
 
She also added that as the country receives more vaccines, "this registration form will provide a valuable resource for us to contact people who wish to receive the vaccine as early as possible."

Source: Qatar Living

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