The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), and Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) celebrate World Immunization Week, from 24 to 30 April, under the slogan “Vaccines Bring Us Closer”, which was selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a slogan for this year’s celebration.
The celebrations of the World Immunization week this year comes amid the implementation of the largest vaccination campaign in Qatar’s history for the vaccination of the population against Coronavirus (COVID-19). The celebrations focus this year on the importance of taking the vaccination during this pandemic in order to prevent and curb the spread of the virus. The World Immunization Week also aims at highlighting the importance of vaccines in general, and assist in the launch of a long-term vaccination support.
Regarding the vaccination campaign against COVID-19, Dr. Hamad Eid Al Rumaihi, Director of the Department of Health Protection and Communicable Disease Control at MOPH, said the implementation of the national vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in Qatar is progressing at a rapid pace, whereas nearly 1,400,000 doses have been administered to the most venerable members of the community. MOPH is keen to secure the best internationally approved vaccines which are considered a crucial tool for the control of this pandemic and the gradual return to normal life.
Source: Government of Qatar