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125,000 Covid booster doses administered over the last 7 days

* More than 450,000 people have boosted immunity in Qatar

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced that over 125,000 additional Covid-19 vaccines have been safely administered over the past seven days as the deployment of the third dose has accelerated.
Anyone over the age of 12 who received a second dose more than 6 months ago is eligible for booster immunization, and to date, more than 450,000 have been boosted in Qatar.
Dr. Sohaal-Bayat, Head of Vaccination at MoPH, explained that booster immunization is needed 6 months after the second vaccination. “There is clear evidence from multiple national and international studies that the protective immunity obtained with the first two doses is reduced 6 months after the second dose. Booster doses are Covid. Greatly enhances personal protection against -19, providing approximately 75% protection against mild to moderate infections and 90% or more protection against severe infections or deaths. “
Covid-19 booster doses are administered at all 28 primary health care corporation health centers and at the Qatar Business and Industry Vaccine Center in Bughan. Since its opening on January 9, the Qatar Vaccine Center has been vaccinated more than 100,000 times. The majority of vaccines given at the center are boosted doses, and the center will also give first and second doses to eligible people, including new arrivals in Qatar.
“Only a few people have reported mild side effects similar to side effects, such as low-grade fever, mild headache, fatigue and pain at the injection site, after receiving more than 450,000 additional vaccines in Qatar. Second vaccine No serious side effects have been reported to MoPH, “explained Dr. Albayat.

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/708045/125-000-Covid-booster-doses-administered-in-last-7 125,000 Covid booster doses administered over the last 7 days

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