Tips for individuals visiting drive-through vaccination centres

  • 6 months   ago
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on twitter shared important tips for those individuals visiting drive-through vaccination centres. The ministry tweeted that, “More than 110,000 people have used the COVID-19 Drive-Through Vaccination Centers at Lusial and Al Wakra.
Some of the highlighted tips include individuals bringing their own small snack and drink, and to make sure they have enough fuel in thier car, while visiting the Covid-19 drive-through vaccination centres in Lusail and Al Wakra, especially during the peak hours when they may have to wait. These are among some of the tips given by the MoPH to help people during their visit to these drive-through facilities for vaccination.    
An accompanying advisory noted that the Ramadan opening hours at the Lusail and Al Wakra drive-through vaccination centres are from 1pm until midnight, seven days a week. The advisory said that the "Last entry is usually at 11pm; however, please note at times of very high demand this may be earlier. The centres cater only to people receiving their second dose of the vaccine. "You will need to bring your vaccination card, showing the details of your first dose, to gain entry.”
"Those attending the drive-through (centres) must be in a vehicle to proceed for their vaccination — and with a maximum occupancy of four people per car," it added.
MoPH emphasised that It’s essential to wait until the due date of individual’s second dose — 21 days after the first dose for Pfizer/BioNTech and 28 days after the first dose for Moderna. No second doses will be administered earlier.
Individuals come to the drive-through centres to receive their vaccination are served on a first-come-first-seen basis. The advisory stated that during the peak times, people may have to wait while others are seen first. For this reason, it is significant to come prepared, and the following tips must be adhered by all citizens and residents coming to the centres:
* Bring a drink and small snack with you in case the wait is longer than expected
* Bring a book to read or have something to listen to on your car stereo
* If possible, avoid bringing young children who may get impatient with any potential delay
* Ensure that you have enough fuel in your car for the duration of your visit
* Plan your visit at such a time when you know you do not have any important appointments within the next few hours