PHCC: More than 650,000 individuals receives Covid-19 vaccination at QNCC

PHCC: More than 650,000 individuals receives Covid-19 vaccination at QNCC By QNA - July 06, 2021

Primary Health Care Corporation

The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) announced that the national mass COVID-19 vaccination center at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) which closed on June 29, had achieved its goal of administering over 650,000 vaccines to the eligible population of Qatar.

The Mass Vaccination Campaign project at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) started on February 18, 2021 with the aim to maximize the vaccine administration capacity in Qatar and immunize a wider population efficiently and quickly. The education sector cohort being the priority group, and achieved 70% vaccination of both doses for teaching, non-teaching staff and eligible students.

"PHCC proudly undertook this project with support from leadership, the collective effort to effectively, and efficiently, reach out to the community and successfully administer many vaccines during this period has been extraordinary. Our teams have worked hard to deliver to the vaccines to the most vulnerable in our communities. Thank you to everyone who has worked to support the project and to the public for their continued support and understanding," said Dr. Mariam Abdul Malik, Managing Director of PHCC.

For her part, Executive Director of Operations at PHCC Dr. Samya Al Abdullah said: "We are immensely proud of the effort and dedication to keeping our communitys safe ad protected, by offering support and encouragement to help promote and deliver the COVID vaccination to our communities at the QNCC. The QNCC vaccination center has played a core part in the success of the vaccine campaign in Qatar, providing an efficient, accessible service to all.

Project Director at PHCC Dr. Yasmin Ali Morad said: "This was a high complex and mega-size project that required well project planning, implementation of clear and robust systems and processes and continues monitoring and improvement.

She explained that the requirements were dynamic, the change management and agility were one of key success factor. More than 35 different teams, comprising of more than 1000 staff (400 administrative team members including core project team, technical support team, customer service and external teams of volunteers, security and MOI and more than 600 clinical team members including nurses, lab technicians/technologist, physicians, pharmacists and EMS on daily basis had to be coordinated well and communication was key to ensure success not only within the team but also with other stakeholders and other vaccination centers to ensure overall success.

Teams were dedicated to success with the proof of being able to administer more than 9,000 vaccination doses in a day through one center only.

PHCC noted that the clients who received their first dose at QNCC, their second dose appointments will be scheduled soon. (QNA)

By QNA - July 06, 2021

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