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The fight against Covid-19 is far from over: Ministry of Public Health official

Doha: People who have had their second COVID-19 vaccine dose more than six months ago are urged to get a booster dose without delay by the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH).

Doctor Soha Al Bayat, Director of Vaccinations at Ministry of Public Health, said the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Qatar has been one of the most effective worldwide, but the war is not over yet.

“We need to work together to ensure the safety of the community and this is why we urge all those who are eligible to do so as soon as possible,” she added.

Studies have shown that immunity declines and drop six months after receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the expert. Accordingly, the Ministry of Public Health recently announced that individuals who have taken two doses of the vaccine within the last six months can now receive the booster dose.

“If they have not taken their seasonal flu vaccine yet, I highly encourage them to do so at the same time to protect them from the virus,” she said.

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