How To Get COVID Vaccine in Qatar (2022)

Qatar is among the first countries in the world to provide a safe, effective and approved COVID-19 vaccine totally free for its population, as the largest ever vaccination campaign was launched across the country on 23 December 2020. 

Qatar is among the top countries in the world for the percentage of the population that has been fully vaccinated.

To streamline the vaccination campaign, the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) launched an online registration process to allow citizens and residents to register their desire to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

How To Get Booster Dose Covid Vaccine in Qatar?

15 NOVEMBER 2021 UPDATE: Residents who have completed six months after receiving the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine are currently eligible to receive the third booster dose of the vaccine, the Ministry of Public Health announced. The Ministry called on all people who meet the new conditions, regardless of their age, not to delay receiving the vaccine. Any person who has not been contacted can get in touch with the PHCC hotline on 40277077 to book an appointment.

All eligible individuals are encouraged to get the booster vaccine as soon as possible and no later than 12 months following their second dose to maintain their Gold Vaccinated Status on Ehteraz.

MoPH has strongly recommended that anyone planning to travel abroad should ensure they have their booster vaccine before travel if they received their second dose at least six months ago.

Booster vaccines are available at all Primary Health Care Corporation health centres, and PHCC is directly contacting people eligible for the booster vaccine dose to set an appointment. 

COVID-19 vaccination appointments can also be made via PHCCs bilingual mobile app, Nar’aakom.

This article explains how citizens and residents can get COVID vaccine in Qatar and the step-by-step instructions on how to register for the COVID-19 vaccination online.

How To Get COVID Vaccine in Qatar

As of November 2021, anyone above the age of 12 can register to get COVID vaccine in Qatar.

How To Register For COVID Vaccination in Qatar

Option 1: How To Register For COVID Vaccine Through MOPH Website

To register for the COVID-19 vaccination in Qatar, you will need to log in using your National Authentication System (NAS) Tawtheeq username and password.

If this is the first time you are using Qatar Portal, you need to create a new Tawtheeq account. Here is the detailed guide on how to create a Tawtheeq account:

If you already have an account, you can directly proceed as below:

Step 1: Go to the COVID-19 Vaccine Registration page on the MOPH website

How to get COVID vaccine in Qatar - Registration Website

Step 2: Click on “Proceed to Sign in page”

This will take you to the Tawtheeq (NAS) Portal login page.

How to register for COVID-19 vaccination in Qatar - Login Page

Step 3: Enter your Tawtheeq Username and Password

You have to enter your Tawtheeq username and password. The username is usually your Qatar ID number. Then you would be taken to the vaccine registration page.

How to register for COVID-19 vaccination in Qatar - Registration Page

Step 4: Fill up all your details

Some of the information will be preloaded from your Tawtheeq (NAS) account. To edit the details displayed in the profile, the user shall log in to the Tawtheeq account and do the required update first.

You have to select the occupation and enter the employer name as well as Hamad Health Card number if available.

Step 5: Click on the interest button

Click on the button that says “Click here if you are interested in taking the COVID-19 vaccine”. You will be taken to the next page with some questions.

You will be asked if you have had any severe allergic reactions, if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are currently in isolation because you tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have received plasma treatment for COVID-19 within the last 90 days.

NOTE: If you undergo a COVID-19 test, you must wait at home while taking all precautions, receive your test result and make sure it is negative before receiving the vaccine.

How to register for COVID-19 vaccination in Qatar - Questions Page

Step 6: Answer the questions and click on “Submit Answers”

You would be asked to select if you fall under any priority group.

Register For COVID 19 Vaccination in Qatar Screen 5

Step 7: Select the priority group (if applicable)

Click on “Continue your Registration for COVID-19 Vaccine”.

Step 8: Receive confirmation message

You may be able to choose your preferred health center, date, and time for the COVID-19 vaccination. Or else you may receive a call later to fix the appointment. The health center for vaccination is not guaranteed unless you have received confirmation in your email. You will also get a Request Number after the registration process.

Option 2: How To Register For COVID-19 Vaccine Using Nar’aakom Mobile App

In June 2021, the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has launched a new service to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments online through its bilingual mobile app, Nar’aakom.

To book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, patients can download, register and login to the Nar’aakom app, click on E-Services, choose ‘Request COVID-19 Vaccine’’ and enter their QID.

Book COVID-19 Vaccine Using Nar’aakom Mobile App

The patient will then receive an OTP for verification, followed by a clinical questionnaire. This will lead to the booking form with an auto-selected box picking up the patient’s previously assigned Health Center.

A patient can select from three preferred dates and timings for the appointment and will then receive a confirmation SMS with a reference number. The Health Center reception staff will review and validate the request submitted and then call the patient to confirm the date and time for the appointment.

Once confirmed, they then book and confirm the appointment through the system and the patient receives a confirmation SMS for the appointment. Patients who fail to respond after three unanswered calls from the reception staff of their local Health Center will be put on ‘pending’ status.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children in Qatar

The Ministry of Public Health has announced that children aged 12 to 15 years can now be registered to take the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine through the Ministry of Public Health website.

Parents are able to register their children to take the vaccine through the Ministry website, after which they will be contacted by the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC).

How to register children for COVID-19 vaccine in Qatar

  • Go to the MoPH website:
  • Click on “To register for a vaccine appointment for your 12-18 yo child”.
  • Enter your child’s QID number. Click on “Verify”
  • Enter the OTP you received on the mobile number. Click on “Submit OTP”.
  • You will be asked some questions and based on your answers you will be either given the option to select the appointment slot or asked to contact your physician.

According to the MoPH, there are certain situations in which precaution should be taken before taking the vaccine. In these cases, you should discuss with your healthcare provider to understand if and when you should take the vaccine.

Alternatively, can also call 16000 to register your child for the COVID-19 vaccine.

16 NOVEMBER 2021 UPDATE: The first batch of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11 in Qatar is scheduled to arrive in January 2022. The vaccine dose for children aged 5-11 will be only 10 micrograms compared to 30 microgrammes for adults. The two doses will have a three-week interval between them.

Health card no longer required for vaccine

6 APRIL 2021 UPDATE: MOPH has announced that temporarily you are no longer required to provide a health card in order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

When attending your vaccination appointment, ensure that you have a valid Qatar ID and that your Ehteraz status is green. It is, however, still recommended that you register for a health card as it will allow you to access governmental healthcare facilities.

COVID-19 Vaccines Available in Qatar

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for emergency use by the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Control in the Ministry of Public Health.

They were approved after a thorough review of the vaccines and the results of clinical studies conducted on a wide range of volunteers. Their review showed that the vaccines are safe and effective in accordance with international standards.

In December 2020, MoPh started to administer the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines to the general public. The Moderna vaccines are being administered from 22 February 2021.

Below is a comparison of the two vaccines (source: MoPH)

Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine Differences

Where To Get COVID Vaccine in Qatar

The COVID-19 vaccine is offered at all 27 Primary Health Care Centers in Qatar. The vaccine is offered by appointment only according to the phased vaccination plan.

Feedback About Vaccine Side Effects

Qatar MOPH has added a COVID-19 vaccination feedback page on the vaccine microsite. The Ministry has urged the public to record their symptoms after vaccination and submit the feedback for both doses separately.

PHCC Hotline Number for COVID-19 Vaccine

PHCC has activated a dedicated hotline number 4027 7077 to enable priority groups to book, cancel or schedule pre-booked vaccination appointments. The dedicated line is currently available from 7 am to 11 pm.

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FAQ on COVID-19 Vaccination in Qatar

Is COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for all in Qatar?

No, the COVID-19 vaccination is not compulsory for all. However, the Ministry of Public Health is encouraging everyone to take the vaccine.

Is COVID-19 vaccination free for all in Qatar?

Yes, the COVID-19 vaccination is free for all citizens and residents in Qatar.

How can I get COVID vaccine in Qatar?

Those who are above the age of 12 can register their details on the MOPH website and they will receive an invitation message with the appointment date and time.

Which COVID-19 vaccine is approved in Qatar?

Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for emergency use by the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Control in the Ministry of Public Health.

Should I take the vaccine if I have been previously infected with COVID-19?

Available data suggest that previously infected individuals can be at risk of reinfection of COVID-19 and should benefit from vaccination.

Can children receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

Currently, children above 12 are given Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Qatar. Children under 12 are not eligible. The minimum age for the Moderna vaccine is 18 years.

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    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Seth, Anyone who is eligible and has not yet been contacted can call the PHCC hotline on 4027 7077 to schedule an appointment.

  1. Erasmo r buenaventura

    I waiting so manytime for my reschedule of my vaccination till now please help me. I am 56 yrs old. Thanks

  2. Criza joy Serafico

    Hi good evening can i ask about the vaccine because i got first dose may 5 and i have schedule second dose may 26 but i test positive may 19.. And until now i didnt get second dose what should I do..?

  3. melanie aquino

    Hi im 44 yrs old, already registered successfully for covid 19 vaccination online 3 months ago but have’nt received any sms or call. i called the vaccine hotline but they told me that i need to have a health card to have an appointment schedule. but as per you information here, dated 06 april 2021 that MOPH announce that health card is no longer required for vaccine. i have valid qid & green ehteraz. please confirm and clarify this matter.. thanks you!

  4. Lila Dhar Gnawali

    I am above 37years of age and I did online registration 3months ago in February for Covid 19 Vaccination but have not received any sms or call to attend it. Whenever I try to register again a pop up shows I am already registered and should wait for their call. Please how I get appointment for vaccine

  5. Hi,
    I am above 50 years of age and I did online registration long ago in January for Covid 19 Vaccination but have not received any sms or call to attend it. Whenever I try to register again a pop up shows I am already registered and should wait for their call.

  6. shayamalee samanthika pannilage don

    Hi, My Mom is under Visit visa and 55+. already registered for the vaccine programme and have not received appointment yet. what is the procedure to get her vaccine? Please assist me.

  7. Have a nice day,
    I tried many times applying online to renew my hamad health card but always unsuccessful. Is it required to pay by credit card only? I’m using my debit card.
    Thank you so much and I’m thankful to hear your reply.

  8. Hi,
    I have Registered for Covid vaccine through online in the middle of February. I have got a reply saying that my registration is incomplete and asking me to complete. But i am not able to edit or make any change in it. it shows a pop up saying that i have already registered and wait for their call.
    They have not explained what was incomplete in my registration also. i have called their no. they are not even to trace my registration. also i have not received any appointment yet…more than a month!!!

  9. Era Valente Padilla

    Good day,
    I have registered for vaccination. I have already Health Card No. HC03157508 i applied online. Where can i get my Health Card as it required during vaccination. Is there an option to pay online and delivered to my house.

    Thank you.

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