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COVID-19 vaccination: More than 25% of Qatar's adult population get at least one dose

  • Apr 04, 2021
  • Author: QT-Online
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  • Health/Medicine
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More than a quarter (25.4 percent) of Qatar's adult population or one in four adults, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the Ministry of Public Health said on Sunday.
As many as 910,851 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered since the beginning of the country's National Vaccination programme. While 76 percent of people aged over 60 have received at least one dose, the figure stands at 74.6 percent and 74.2 percent for people aged over 70 and 80 repectively.
Qatar started its biggest vaccination programme against COVID-19 on December 23 and began inoculating people in the priority group including— healthcare workers, the elderly and people with chronic diseases. The age groups keep on going down. Currently, the age group being vaccinated is for those who are over 40 years old.
However, those interested to get vaccinated even if their age group has not been reached can register on TAWTHEEQ or National Authentication System (NAS).