Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) and its staff have administered more than 2.2 million vaccine doses since the start of National COVID-19 Vaccination Program.
On December 23, 2020, staff at Al Wajbah Health Center administered the first COVID-19 vaccine dose in Qatar and since then PHCC’s vaccination teams have been administering COVID-19 vaccines across all 27 health centers as well as the dedicated vaccination center at Qatar National Convention Center.
“Our staff at PHCC have played a central role in the delivery of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program which to date has enabled more than 92 percent of eligible people to receive at least one vaccine dose,” said Dr. Mariam Abdulmalik, Managing Director of PHCC.
“Around 1.6 million doses have been administered across our 27 health centers located throughout Qatar, providing a safe and welcoming environment in which people can receive their vaccines close to home. Additionally, the dedicated vaccination center at Qatar National Convention Center, which operated for four months earlier this year, administered more than 650,000 doses to people in priority groups, with a focus on teachers, school administration staff and key workers.”
Dr. Samya Al Abdulla, Executive Director of Operations at PHCC, called on those not yet vaccinated to act now and book an appointment with PHCC to get their vaccination. “Thanks to the support of the community the roll-out of the vaccination program has been a great success and most of the population are now protected against COVID-19. But to ensure we do not see any future increases in COVID-19 cases it is important that as many people as possible are vaccinated. The evidence is clear that the vaccines are safe and highly effective,” said Dr. Al Abdulla.
“If you are not yet vaccinated, I encourage you to act now to protect yourself, your family and the community. Making an appointment at your primary health center is easy and can be done via our mobile application, Nar’aakom; by calling 4027 7077 during working hours; or by visiting your registered health center to make an appointment. Please play your part in helping life return to normal; get vaccinated and get protected” added Dr. Al Abdulla.