Vaccination is a simple, secure, reliable, and effective means of shielding individuals before coming into contact with an unknown illness; Vaccine facilitates antibody production in the immune system as they do when they are exposed to a disease.
Since Vaccine contains only killed or weakened forms of viruses or bacteria, they cannot cause any harm the body or complications of the disease.
Pfizer/ BioNTech Vaccine's approval by the MOPH gave the people of Qatar much hope for better days ahead. The Government has also signed an agreement with drug maker Moderna Inc. to buy its Vaccine. It is reported that a two-dose regimen of BioNTech vaccine conferred 95% protection against COVID-19 in persons 16 years of age or older, at least seven days following the second dose. At this time, the COVID-19 Vaccine has not been studied in children, and they're not authorized to receive the vaccination... The Pfizer vaccine is given 21 days apart. The P Vaccine must be stored at -70°C, however, once thawed, it can be stored for five days at 2-8 degrees C but, once out of the refrigerator, it needs to be used within 6 hours.
Herd immunity describes the process by which at-risk individuals are protected from infection because they are surrounded by immune individuals, therefore minimizing the spread of the virus.
Who is eligible to get the Covid-19 Vaccine?
Ministry of Public Health, Qatar has announced that all residents and citizens aged 60 years and above, including people with severe chronic diseases, can take the Vaccine. People who meet the requirements for priority groups will be able to request an appointment through online registration to participate in the largest ever vaccination program implemented in Qatar
It is also essential that all members of society adhere to the four-stage national vaccination plan against COVID-19 and wait until it is their turn to get the Vaccine, given that the Vaccine will cover all individuals aged 16 and over." The registration is available on the following link: https://app-covid19.moph.gov.qa/en/instructions.html To use this service, you will need to log in using your National Authentication System (NAS) TAWTHEEQ username and password.
Safety issues of taking Vaccine
According to experts, there are no known safety issues for pregnant people, breastfeeding, or people who've tested positive for COVID-19 in the past. They note that people who've had severe allergic reactions to any Vaccine ingredients should not get it. Experts say that people who have autoimmune or other conditions should check with their doctor before getting the Vaccine.
Dr Anne Liu, an infectious disease physician at Stanford Health Care in California, said there's no reason to worry about any potential long-term side effects from the vaccination. "People who are worried about long-term side effects may somewhat misunderstand how vaccines work. This is not something that stays in your body very long, and the immune response that is generated is fairly quick and should settle down fairly quickly over several weeks," Liu told Healthline. Clinical trials suggest the Vaccine is safe for people who've already been infected with COVID-19
Clinical trials also reveal that the Vaccine was similarly safe among people with some underlying medical conditions . Scientists also worry that if vaccinated people are silent spreaders of the virus, they may keep it circulating in the communities, putting unvaccinated people at risk. So they advice Vaccinated people to wear a mask.
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