Qatar has given out over four million vaccine doses.
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has reported that the country’s National COVID-19 Vaccination Program has hit a significant milestone. Qatar has given out over four million vaccine doses.
According to the numbers released by the Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday, vaccination centers across Qatar have provided over four million vaccine doses in total.
The ministry reported in its daily Covid report that 21,570 doses of anti-Covid vaccine were provided to community members in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of doses to 4012536.
To protect the safety of the population, health officials have been extending the country’s immunization campaign in recent months, administering thousands of doses every day.
According to figures released on Wednesday, 88.8% of the eligible population (aged 12 and up) has gotten at least one dose of vaccine. While 74.9 percent of the vaccine-eligible population has received two doses.
The total number of vaccine doses delivered in the last 24 hours was 21,570, according to the Ministry’s latest Covid-19 update.
Furthermore, 77 percent of the population has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccination, with 65 percent receiving two doses.
MoPH Twitted: “Thank you to everybody who has received the vaccine. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, get one today to protect yourself and your family while also assisting us in our return to normalcy.”
As a result of the encouraging statistics, Qatar has risen to the top of the list of countries that have vaccinated the biggest percentage of their whole population.
However, because of concerns about the spread of the delta variant, health officials are pushing all eligible persons to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Pregnant women are one of the most vulnerable groups that should get vaccinated against Covid-19, especially after severe cases of the Delta form were discovered in Doha.
“With the Delta Covid-19 strain, it is more important than ever for pregnant women to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Najat Khenyab, Lead for National Health Strategy 2018-2022.
The doctor continued, “The Delta variant is more transmissible and causes more severe symptoms than other strains.”
“Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women have been vaccinated over the world, primarily with Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, with no significant health issues. Because practically all hospital admissions are for those who aren’t fully vaccinated, the vaccines are extremely effective, according to Dr. Khenyab.
The doctor cited the World Health Organization (WHO) as stating that pregnant women have a higher risk of severe Covid-19 than women who are not pregnant.
“When pregnant women are exposed to Coronavirus, they have a higher risk of catastrophic outcomes, and even if they’re healthy, the pregnancy puts them at risk for some of the virus’s sequelae. As a result, pregnant women are more likely to have severe symptoms and be hospitalized, and any severe sickness during pregnancy raises the danger of the fetus’s outcome, according to Dr. Khenyab.
Authorities have also emphasized the need for vaccinations for adults over the age of 65.
Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services are working together to reassure parents that the vaccine is safe for their children and that it is critical for them to return to school and normal life.
More than 40% of children aged 12-15 years have recently received two doses of the vaccine, according to Dr. Soha Al Bayat, Head of the Vaccination Section in the MoPH’s Department of Health Protection and Communicable Disease Control.
Dr. Yousef al-Maslamani, the Medical Director of Hamad General Hospital, previously stated that the vaccines used in Qatar are safe to use and very effective.
“We have vaccines against such varients that are both safe and effective. As a result, vaccination is more important than ever. Your help is necessary, and getting everyone vaccinated as soon as possible keeps us all safe,” he stated.