The Ministry of Public Health has announced that people are no longer required to provide a health card in order to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Qatar.
In a tweet, the MoPH said that individuals only need to provide a valid QID and ensure that their Ehteraz status is green when attending their vaccination appointment. It is, however, still recommended that people register for a health card as it will allow them to access governmental healthcare facilities.
MoPH has announced that temporarily you are no longer required to provide a Health Card in order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
When attending your vaccination appointment, Please ensure that you have a valid QID and that your Ehteraz status is green pic.twitter.com/ZipgwxH1eQ
— وزارة الصحة العامة (@MOPHQatar) April 6, 2021
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Currently, the MoPH has approved Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, as safe and effective. Qatar plans to provide the vaccine free of charge to all Qatar citizens and residents. The vaccine is offered by invitation only at all Primary Health Care centres according to the phased vaccination plan. The targeted groups will receive an SMS invitation to come to their health centre on a specified date and time. Walk-ins are highly discouraged.
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The following groups are gradually being invited for COVID-19 vaccinations:
- Individuals 40 years and older regardless of health conditions
- Individuals with moderate chronic medical conditions
- Healthcare professionals and other key workers in different ministries and industries, including teachers and school administration staff
A vaccination centre has been set up at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) for specific groups on a priority basis. Drive-through vaccination centres have also been set up in Lusail and Al Wakrah. The centres currently cater to people receiving their second dose only.
Those who are not in the listed priority groups can still register with the MoPH their interest to take the vaccine. They will then be contacted once they are eligible. They can register here: National Authentication System
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Flat rate for RT-PCR test in private facilities
MoPH has also decided to set a flat rate for the COVID-19 swab test in private health facilities, setting the rate at QAR300 effective this Thursday, 8 April.
The Director of Health Facilities Licensing and Accreditation Department Noura Abdullah Al Mulla said that the new pricing decision will reduce the burden on individuals, especially after the temporary suspension of COVID-19 testing for individuals wanting to travel abroad.
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