All you need to know about the newly-launched COVID-19 drive-through vaccination center
Do you have questions regarding the newly-launched COVID-19 Drive-Through Vaccination Center?
Below is all the information you'll need to know about the new facility meant to boost the country's capacity to vaccinate a higher number of Qatar's citizens and residents.
The center has been established in Lusail and comprises 10 vaccination lanes.
In a post on its Twitter page, the Ministry of Public Health answered some commonly asked questions regarding the center.
Who is eligible for vaccinations at the drive-through center?
Only people receiving their second vaccine dose will be eligible to visit the drive-through center.
Where is the drive-through center located?
The drive-through center is located in Lusail, behind the Lusail Multipurpose Hall.
When will the drive-through center be open?
Operating hours of the center are: 11 am to 10 pm and it is open seven days a week. However, the last entrance to the center will be at 9 pm.
Is an appointment needed to attend the drive-through center?
No. People do not need an appointment to attend the drive-through center. They can simply visit on the day of their scheduled second dose, which is 21 days after their first dose and they will be seen on a first-come-first-seen basis.
PHCC teams will schedule eligible people in for their second dose at the COVID-19 Drive-Through Vaccination Center at the time of their first dose appointment at one of the primary health care centers.
What is the vaccination process at the drive-through center?
COVID-19 Drive-Through Vaccination Center in Lusail pic.twitter.com/s47demPRsB— وزارة الصحة العامة (@MOPHQatar) March 2, 2021
On arrival, security will check your Ehteraz you will be directed to one of the primary waiting lanes. Each occupant of the car is asked to have their Ehteraz ready for inspection on arrival.
Once you reach the front of the primary waiting lane, you will be directed to one of the 10 vaccination lanes.
Your first stop will be at the registration/assessment pod. A member of the drive-through center team will ask for QID, health card, and vaccination card for each of the car occupants and they will ask a few quick assessment questions.
The second stop is at the vaccination pod. A member of the drive-through team will take each occupant’s vaccination card and they will administer the vaccine to vehicle occupants through the vehicle windows.
Once all occupants have been vaccinated, you will then be asked to drive into the observation parking area where you will be required to wait (in your car) for a short while to ensure you do not have a reaction to the vaccine.
Once your wait time is up, the observation team will come to your vehicle and give you your completed vaccination cards. You will then be free to leave the drive-through center.
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