'Covid vaccines highly effective in preventing severe infection'

'Covid vaccines highly effective in preventing severe infection'

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) underlined that there is clear local and international clinical evidence showing the effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccines in preventing severe infection, especially with the booster dose.

Vaccines save lives, protect from severe Covid illness

Vaccines save lives, protect from severe Covid illness

People should avoid listening to rumours and false information regarding the booster dose against the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Dr Hamad Eid al-Rumaihi, Director of the Department of Health Protection and Communicable Disease Control at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has said.

Moderna could be ready to develop Omicron booster in weeks: CEO

Moderna could be ready to develop Omicron booster in weeks: CEO

Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna does not expect any problems in developing a booster shot to protect against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and could begin work in a few weeks, Chief Executive Stephane Bancel said in an interview.

EU approves new Covid jab to stem Omicron onslaught

EU approves new Covid jab to stem Omicron onslaught

The EU's drug regulator on Monday approved a fifth Covid jab as the US warned of a bleak winter with the Omicron variant spurring new waves of infections globally.

Pfizer vaccine protecting against hospitalisation during Omicron wave

Pfizer vaccine protecting against hospitalisation during Omicron wave

Two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine appear to have given 70% protection against hospitalisation in South Africa in recent weeks, a major real-world study on the potential impact of Omicron showed on Tuesday

Bahrain approves Pfizer vaccine for children

Bahrain approves Pfizer vaccine for children

Bahrain has approved the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use for children aged between 5 and 11 years, the government media office said on Tuesday.

Third dose of Covid vaccine only by appointment

Third dose of Covid vaccine only by appointment

The third dose of Covid-19 vaccine is administered only by appointment, Dr Soha al-Bayat, head of vaccination at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), told Qatar TV Monday.

Covid vaccine immunity 12 months, says top official

Covid vaccine immunity 12 months, says top official

The validity of Covid-19 vaccine immunity continues to be 12 months, Hamad General Hospital's medical director Dr Yousuf al-Maslamani told Qatar TV on Monday.

Philippines approves Covid jabs for kids as young as 12

Philippines approves Covid jabs for kids as young as 12

The Philippines has approved Covid-19 jabs for children as young as 12, an aide to President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday, as the country battles surging infections fuelled by the hyper-contagious Delta variant.

UAE rolls out Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine to children aged 3-17

UAE rolls out Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine to children aged 3-17

The United Arab Emirates will start providing China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine to children aged 3-17, the UAE government said on Twitter on Monday.

Cambodia to mix vaccines as booster shots to fight Covid

Cambodia to mix vaccines as booster shots to fight Covid

Cambodia will begin offering a booster shot against Covid-19, switching between the AstraZeneca and Chinese Covid-19 vaccines in an effort to fight the spread of the coronavirus in the Southeast Asian country.

AstraZeneca finds small clot risk after 1st Covid shot, less after 2nd

AstraZeneca finds small clot risk after 1st Covid shot, less after 2nd

AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine carries a small extra risk of rare blood clots with low platelets after the first dose and no extra risk after the second, a study led and funded by the drugmaker showed on Wednesday, after worries over side-effects.