Dr Soha al-Bayat, head of Vaccination at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) confirmed that those who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine outside Qatar can be given the booster dose of one of the two vaccines (in Qatar), Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna.
She also indicated that privileges and relaxations granted to vaccinated people may change for those who do not take the Covid-19 vaccine booster dose and their immunity wanes after 12 months from the second dose.
The MoPH had recently announced that all individuals who received their second Covid-19 vaccine dose at least six months ago are now eligible for a booster dose. As per Dr al-Bayat “The latest studies have proven that after six months of the second dose, immunity decreases. This is why we took the decision to give the booster dose after sixth months have passed since the second dose, and change it from eight months, based on the recent information we received.