MoPH issues list of private healthcare facilities participating in flu campaign

MoPH issues list of private healthcare facilities participating in flu campaign

By QLNews

Qatar launched the seasonal influenza campaign 2020/2021 earlier this week.

According to healthcare experts, it is even more important to get vaccinated against the seasonal flu this year, amid the presence of the COVID-19 virus.

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) confirmed that the vaccine will be delivered free of cost at all PHCC health centers, HMC (for patients attending clinic appointments) and at over 40 private clinics, hospitals and semi-governmental health care facilities.

Yesterday, the Ministry published the list of private healthcare facilities participating in the anti-flu drive.

These include the following:

- Al Abeer Medical Center

- Al Ahli Hospital

- Al Emadi Hospital

- Al Esraa Polyclinic

- Al Etihad Polyclinic

- Al Hayat Medical Center

- Al Jameel Medical Center

- Al Kayyali Medical Center

- Al Malakiya Clinics

- Al Mamoun Pediatric Specialty Center

- Al Qasi Medical Center

- Al Safa Medical Polyclinic

- Al Shaflah Center

- Al- Shefa Poly Clinic

- Al Tai Medical Center

- American Hospital Clinics

- Apollo Clinic Qatar

- Aspetar Hospital / Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital

- Aster Medical Center (Al Muntaza)

- Aster Medical Center (Al Hilal)

- Aster Medical Center (Industrial)

- Aster Hospital Dr. Moopen's

- Atlas Medical Center

- Doha Clinic Hospital

- Dr. Ayad Al Shakarchi Medical Center

- Dr. Bachar H. Bachar

- Dr Maher Abbas Clinic

- Family Medical Clinics 

- Feto Maternal Medical Center

- Future Medical Center

- Imara Health Care

- KIMS Qatar Medical Center

- Mowasalat (KARWA) Medical Center 

- Qatar Airways Clinic 

- Queen Hospital

- Rayhan Medical Complex 

- SAC Polyclinic – MOQ

- Syrian American Medical Center

- Tadawi Medical Center 

- The International Medical Centre

- Turkish Hospital

- Value Medical Center 

- West Bay Medicare

- Elite Medical Centre

- Asian Medical Center

- Allevia Medical Center

On a related note, Dr Abdullatif Al Khal, head of the Infectious Diseases Division at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) yesterday underlined that the flu virus that will be spreading this winter is different from the flu virus that circulated last winter.

“It is also important to note that the flu virus can cause severe illness for some people, especially those at increased risk for developing influenza-related complications,” he cautioned.

Regarding the vaccine available in Qatar, Dr Al Khal said “the seasonal influenza vaccine is currently available in Qatar and is the same we import every year from prestigious companies such as Abbott and Sanofi.”

Earlier, the Ministry had also urged people "to come early to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their loved ones from flu – it takes around two weeks for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu."

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