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MoPH lowers age threshold for COVID-19 vaccine

Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has lowered the age threshold for COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to 40 years of age. “The change comes as part of the phased roll-out of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme,” HMC tweeted. The age threshold till now was 50 years and above. Currently, the Pfizer vaccine can be given to people aged 16 years and older while Moderna’s is for use in those 18 and older. The availability of Moderna vaccines, along with the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines, has enabled the expansion of the vaccination program in Qatar and, as both types of vaccine are suitable for all priority groups, those receiving vaccines are not offered a preference.

You may register your interest in receiving the Covid-19 vaccine via the MOPH website, and you will then be contacted when it’s your turn to have the vaccine.


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