'60% of eligible population to receive vaccination within two months'
April 18 2021 10:33 PM
Dr Soha al-Bayat, head of Vaccination at MoPH
Dr Soha al-Bayat, head of Vaccination at MoPH

Some 60% of the eligible population will receive vaccination against Covid-19 in Qatar within two months by continuing the current pace, a senior official with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has said.
"Once vaccination reaches 80% of the eligible population, life could return to normal," Dr Soha al-Bayat, head of Vaccination at the MoPH, told local Arabic daily Arrayah.
The number of vaccine doses administered has exceeded 1.2mn. She said it should not be overlooked there are people in age groups that do not receive the vaccine.
"Persons under 16 years of age are a large proportion of the country's population. Qatar is closely following the ongoing research to examine the possibility of vaccinating children against Covid-19, and all other research related to the pandemic."
Dr al-Bayat said more than 25,000 people are being vaccinated daily. More than 84,666 doses have been given at the Lusail (60,129) and Al Wakra (24,537) drive-through facilities.
The official also stressed the importance of working to implement the precautionary measures announced last week, highlighting the importance of co-operation with authorities to overcome the current challenges especially in the wake of the high infection rate.

Last updated: April 18 2021 10:44 PM

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