HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari visited Sunday the new Covid-19 vaccination centre in the Doha Industrial Area, which is due to open Monday.
The Industrial Area Vaccination Centre has been established at the old Medical Commission facility and is the result of a collaboration between the Ministry of Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation and Qatar Charity, with support from the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and ConocoPhillips-Qatar.
|* The centre will administer the first and second doses of the Covid vaccine to residents aged 40 and above
* Open six days a week from 7am to 7pm, the vaccination centre will operate on a strict invitation only basis for the following priority groups: People aged 40 years and above regardless of their health conditions; people with moderate chronic medical conditions; and key workers in different industries.
The opening of this center further strengthens the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, adding to more than 35 vaccination centers across Qatar, and will significantly boost access to Covid-19 vaccines for people living and working in the Doha Industrial Area and surrounding regions.
The centre will administer first and second doses of the vaccine in line with the national priority groups and enable Qatar to continue expanding the national programme which has already administered more than 1,079,000 doses.
Open six days a week from 7am to 7pm, the vaccination centre will operate on a strict invitation only basis for the following priority groups: People aged 40 years and above regardless of their health conditions; people with moderate chronic medical conditions; and key workers in different industries.
HE Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health during the visit
Dr Khalid Abdulnoor, Senior Consultant Emergency Medicine at HMC and lead for the Industrial Area Vaccination Centre , said: "I would like to thank all the partners involved in the preparations over the past few weeks for their support. The opening of the vaccination centre will greatly enhance access to the vaccines for people in the Doha Industrial Area. With more than 120 vaccination stations set up within the centre, the facility has the capacity to vaccinate large numbers of people each day."
He said: "Access to the vaccination centre will be by invitation only and we will not accept any walk-in people. Individuals should bring their QID, health card or passport with them and must show their green Ehteraz status. The vaccination process will take approximately 30 minutes from the time of arrival at the centre and includes a period of observation where medical teams will monitor vaccine recipients for any signs of side effects," explained Dr Abdulnoor.
The Industrial Area Vaccination Centre becomes the fourth specialist vaccination centre to be established to support the delivery of the vaccination programme at all 27 primary health centres, following the opening of the vaccination centre at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) and the two drive-through vaccination centres in Lusail and Al Wakra.
Last updated: April 11 2021 11:17 PM