Starting December 23, Qatar began the administration of COVID-19 vaccine at designated health centres.
The priority will be given to people who are aged 70 and above, people with multiple chronic conditions and key healthcare staff working in close contact with COVID-19 patients.
79-year-old Abdullah Al Kubaisi, former Qatar University president was the first on whom the vaccine was administered.
The first vaccination phase will run until January 31, 2021. Qatar aims to achieve universal vaccination for COVID-19 by the end of 2021.