How To Register For COVID-19 Vaccination in Qatar (2021)

How To Register For COVID 19 Vaccination in Qatar

Qatar has become 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. 

 The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has launched a new online registration process that will allow citizens and residents to register their desire to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

This article explains the step-by-step process of how citizens and residents can register their names for the COVID-19 vaccination in Qatar.

Currently, vaccines are being given to people on the priority categories list. People who are not among the priority categories currently listed can also register their desire to receive the vaccine and their details will be saved by MOPH and they will be sent a notification as soon as they become eligible for the vaccine in the future. 

MOPH has affirmed that vaccinations will be administered only to those who have received an invite. Others are requested to wait until they receive an SMS invite.

How To Register For COVID Vaccination in Qatar

In order 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 you don’t have a NAS Account, please follow the below steps.

If you already have a NAS account (which you might have used for services like Exceptional Entry Permit), you can skip to Part 2 of this article.

Part 1: How to create a new account on NAS Portal

Step 1: Go to Register new account link on NAS website

Step 2: Select Account Type

Choose “Qatar citizens and residents” (unless you are a visitor or business representative).

How to create a new account on Qatar Portal - Step 2

Step 3: Enter QID and Mobile Number

Click on captcha and then on “Continue”.

How to create a new account on Qatar Portal - Step 3

Step 4: Enter the verification code received on mobile

After entering the verification OTP, click on “Continue”.

How to create a new account on Qatar Portal - Step 4

Step 5: Fill in your personal details

Details include Nationality, Name, Date of Birth, Gender, National Address, P.O.Box and Email ID. Click “Continue”.

How to create a new account on Qatar Portal - Step 5

Step 6: Set a password

Re-enter the password and click continue.

Create New Account On Qatar Portal Step6

Step 7: Confirmation message

Your Tawtheeq account will be activated after this step.

Create New Account On Qatar Portal Step7

If you forgot your NAS Account credentials, you can reset your password here.

Part 2: How to register on the MOPH website

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

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

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

This will take you to the NAS Portal login page.

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

Step 3: Enter your NAS Portal Username and Password

You have to enter the username and password you created in Part 1 above. The username is usually the Qatar ID number. Then you would be taken to the 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 NAS account. To edit the details displayed in the profile, the user shall log in to 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 would 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, and if you have received plasma treatment for COVID-19 within the last 90 days.

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

  • If you are included in the current priority group you will be able to choose your preferred health centre, date, and time for the COVID-19 vaccination. The health centre for vaccination is not guaranteed unless you have received confirmation in your email. You will also get a Request Number after the registration process.
  • If you don’t belong to the current priority group, the Ministry of Public Health will record your interest to take the vaccine, and you will be contacted when you are eligible. In this case, you will see a pop-up saying your registration has been successful.

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 COVID-19 vaccines will be administered starting from 22 February 2021.

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

Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine Differences

Priority Groups for COVID-19 Vaccination in Qatar

​Everyone is at risk of getting COVID-19 and developing serious complications from the virus, but certain population groups are at higher risk and it is, therefore, more important for these groups to receive the vaccine as soon as it is available. 

Initially, vaccines will be prioritized for three key population groups: older people, people with certain chronic conditions and key healthcare workers.

Older people 

Evidence from around the world clearly shows that the risk of developing severe complications due to COVID-19 increases with age. People over 60 years of age have a higher risk of severe illness and death. The MoPH is now encouraging elderly people to take the vaccine at the earliest.

People with severe chronic conditions 

People with certain long-term chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, asthma, and heart disease, or compromised immune systems, have an increased risk of developing severe complications as a result of COVID-19, regardless of their age. 

Healthcare workers at high risk of exposure to COVID-19

Healthcare workers, especially doctors, nurses and paramedics working directly with COVID-19 patients, have an increased risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and catching the virus and becoming sick.

Additionally, healthcare workers who catch the virus can spread it to their patients, many of whom may be at increased risk of severe complications due to chronic conditions or compromised immune systems. ​

Fully vaccinated people are now exempt from quarantine requirements following travel abroad and following exposure to a COVID-19 positive case, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said.

Quarantine exemption criteria:

  • 14 days must have passed after receiving the second dose and a negative PCR test is required on return to Qatar following travel or following exposure.
  • The quarantine exemption is valid for a period of three months, starting 14 days after the second dose, and this may be extended in the future with the availability of more clinical evidence.
  • The exemption does not currently apply to people vaccinated in other countries.

The health ministry has said a weblink offering vaccine certificates is accessible for people once they’ve taken their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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-19 vaccination in Qatar?

During the initial phases, priority is given to vulnerable groups. Others who register can get vaccinated as per the schedule which will be announced later.

How many doses of COVID-19 vaccine do I have to take?

The vaccines are administered in two doses, 21 days apart (in the case of Pfizer-BioNTech) and 28 days apart (in the case of Moderna).

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, the vaccine is not being given to individuals below 16 years of age (in the case of Pfizer-BioNTech) and 18 years (in the case of Moderna).


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