The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has issued a list of 46 private health facilities participating in the 2020/2021 flu vaccine campaign. The list was published on the ministry's social media platforms on Friday. The 46 health facilities are as follows: Al Abeer Medical Center, Al-Ahli Hospital, Al Emadi Hospital, Al Esraa Polyclinic, Al Etihad Polyclinic, Al Hayat Medical Center, Al Jameel Medical Center, Al Kayyali Medical Center, Al Malakiya Clinics, Al Mamoun Pediatric Specialty Center, Al Qasi Medical Center, Al Safa Medical Polyclinic, Al Shaflah Center, Al-Shefa Polyclinic, Al Tai Medical Center, American Hospital Clinics, Apollo Clinic Qatar, Aspetar Hospital/Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Aster Medical Centre (Al Muntazah), Aster Medical Centre (Al Hilal), Aster Medical Centre (Industrial Area), Dr Moopen's Aster Hospital, Atlas Medical Center, Doha Clinic Hospital, Dr Ayad Al-Shakarchi Medical Center, Dr Bachar H Bachar, Dr Maher Abbas Clinic, Family Medical Clinics, Feto Maternal Medical Center, Future Medical Center, Imara Health Care, KIMS Qatar Medical Centre, Mowasalat (Karwa) Medical Center, Qatar Airways Clinic, Queen Hospital, Rayhan Medical Complex, SAC Polyclinic-Mall of Qatar, Syrian American Medical Center, Tadawi Medical Center, The International Medical Centre, Turkish Hospital, Value Medical Center, West Bay Medicare, Elite Medical Center, Asian Medical Center and Allevia Medical Center.
Qatar launched the annual seasonal flu vaccination campaign on Tuesday for citizens and residents. The vaccine is given for free. The flu vaccine is available at 27 Primary Health Care Corporation health centres, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) outpatient clinics and designated private and semi-private clinics and hospitals across Qatar, in addition to clinics that pertain to the Qatar Armed Forces and petroleum companies.
People can avail of the facility at more than 70 healthcare facilities, including the 46 private clinics mentioned above. The flu vaccine will also be given to patients who receive home health care. Launching vaccination campaign earlier this week, Dr Abdullatif al-Khal, head of the Infectious Diseases Division at HMC, had explained that Qatar has a stock of about 500,000 doses this year against 200,000 last year.
Yesterday, the official stressed that the flu vaccine was safe through a series of tweets aimed at dispelling doubts.