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“Our home healthcare teams have played a vital role in Qatar’s National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, which has seen more than nine out of 10 older people having received two doses of the vaccine and an increasing number of booster doses being administered every day to this vulnerable population group. We encourage our home healthcare teams to talk with patients and their families and explain the vaccination process and the clear evidence that underpins the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine. This has been helpful in addressing people’s questions and we have seen a promising uptake on vaccination rates,” he added.
Executive Director of Nursing for the Private Nursing Service and Home Healthcare Service at HMC Nadya Al Anzi said the multidisciplinary approach between doctors, nurses and allied health professionals has benefited this vaccination programme.
“The teams that visit a patient at home are tailored to the needs of that patient. If it is a routine vaccination, then our expert nurses will take the patient’s vital signs before administering the vaccine and will then monitor the patient for a while afterwards to ensure no significant adverse reactions arise. Where more medical supervision is considered necessary, a doctor will participate in the vaccination process to ensure optimal safety precautions are taken,” she added.
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18/01/2022
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