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UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

A group of British doctors have written to England's chief medical officer to tell him to cut the gap between doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine to six weeks from up to 12.

Pfizer vaccine appears effective against coronavirus variant

Pfizer vaccine appears effective against coronavirus variant

The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is likely to protect against a more infectious variant of the virus, which was discovered in Britain and has spread around the world, according to results of further lab tests released on Wednesday.

World facing 'catastrophic' moral failure on vaccines: WHO chief

World facing 'catastrophic' moral failure on vaccines: WHO chief

The world is on the "brink of a catastrophic moral failure" if rich countries hog Covid-19 vaccine doses while the poorest suffer, the head of the WHO said Monday.

MoPH launches online registration for vaccine

MoPH launches online registration for vaccine

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced the launch of a new website registration process that will allows citizens and residents to register their desire to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

Covid vaccine papers leaked, 'manipulated': EU regulator

Covid vaccine papers leaked, 'manipulated': EU regulator

Hackers who stole documents from the EU's drug regulator have leaked some online and "manipulated" them in a bid to damage public trust in coronavirus vaccines, the watchdog said Friday.

Those infected with Covid-19 have to complete 90 days to get vaccinated: official

Those infected with Covid-19 have to complete 90 days to get vaccinated: official

People who have been infected with Covid-19 have to complete 90 days to get vaccinated, a senior official of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has said.

No reason to worry about safety of vaccine, says official

No reason to worry about safety of vaccine, says official

Though there is no plan to make the Covid-19 vaccine compulsory in Qatar, some countries or airliners may insist on the vaccination for people to enter their territories or board their aircraft, Dr Yousuf al-Maslamani, medical director of Hamad General Hospital, told Qatar TV Monday.

Iran leader bans import of US, UK Covid-19 vaccines, demands sanctions end

Iran leader bans import of US, UK Covid-19 vaccines, demands sanctions end

Iran's Supreme Leader on Friday banned the government from importing Covid-19 vaccines from the United States and Britain, labelling the Western powers "untrustworthy", as the infection spreads in the Middle East’s hardest-hit country.

Covid-19 vaccine safe for those with food allergies

Covid-19 vaccine safe for those with food allergies

The Covid-19 vaccine currently being administered in Qatar is safe for even those who have any food allergy, a top official of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said Wednesday.

Good turnout of elderly to get Covid-19 vaccine

Good turnout of elderly to get Covid-19 vaccine

There is a remarkable demand from those aged 65 and above to receive the Covid-19 vaccine during the ongoing first phase of the vaccination campaign,

Health Minister meets first two recipients of Covid-19 vaccine

Health Minister meets first two recipients of Covid-19 vaccine

HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari on Monday met with Dr Abdulla al-Kubaisi and Dr Mohamed Frazat, the first two recipients of Covid-19 vaccine in Qatar.

Age limit brought down to 65 for first phase of Covid-19 vaccination

Age limit brought down to 65 for first phase of Covid-19 vaccination

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Sunday announced that the age limit for the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination has been brought down to 65 and above as against 70. The first phase runs until January 31