Covid19 booster vaccine
Head of Vaccination at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Dr Soha Al Bayat said there is no danger in mixing doses and those who received their shots outside Qatar with a different vaccine will be given one of the two vaccines available in Qatar - whether it is Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna.
“Currently all who took the second dose more than 6 months ago can take the booster dose and no serious complications were recorded in Qatar after taking the booster dose,” the MoPH official added while Speaking to Qatar TV last night.
However, “we advise the elderly, those with chronic diseases, immunodeficiency diseases, doctors, teachers, and the most vulnerable people by virtue of their job, to take the booster shot soon,” she further stressed.
Regarding the Ehteraz mobile app, Dr Al Bayat noted that “nothing will change, but the issue is related to the advantages for the vaccinated, and if studies prove that immunity disappears after 12 months, these advantages can be changed, but the goal in general is to protect people's lives.”
For individuals who took two doses, the same procedures will remain such as no quarantine required (depending on the country you travel from), but because some countries are going through a new wave of Covid-19, MoPH advises those who travel to take the booster dose to safeguard their health.
Sources: MoPH and Qatar TV
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