How to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in Qatar
From January 17, 2021, the Ministry of Public Health’s new online form for registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is open to citizens and residents looking to be vaccinated against the disease. This new process ensures that contact is minimal, thus helping in combating the spread of COVID-19. This will also see crowding in government offices reduced greatly, which is also good in fighting the spread of the coronavirus.
The new website registration process will ensure that people who meet the requirements to be listed priority groups may request an appointment to be vaccinated. People who aren’t in priority groups can register if they want to be vaccinated. The Ministry of Public Health will save their details and will be notified as soon as they become eligible for the vaccine in future.
Here is how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine;
- Sign in through the National Authentication System (NAS) TAWTHEEQ
If you do not have a National Authentication System account, click here to sign up.
In case you have forgotten your NAS account information, reset your password from here.
- Fill up the information page
After successfully logging in, your NAS will reflect on the information page. You will be asked to insert the following credentials,
- Health Card (HC) number
- Answer the questions that follow
Upon submission of the information, you will be asked if you have any allergic reactions that may be severe if you are currently breastfeeding if you are isolating for having tested positive for COVID-19 and whether you have received plasma treatment for COVID-19 within the last 90 days.
The Ministry of Public Health has warned that there may be certain situations where precaution should be taken when getting the vaccine. The ministry has advised seeking advice from healthcare providers in such situations for a better understanding of whether or not to get the vaccine.
- Select if you belong to the first and second priority groups
COVID-19 vaccines are administered to high-priority groups first, but eventually will be available for the general public. This is to cater for groups that are at a higher risk than others, therefore the need to prioritize these groups according to the Ministry of Public Health.
The first group contains:
- Adults that are aged 60 and above
- Older adults in long term care facilities or under home care.
- People with severe or chronic conditions and illnesses that put them at a much higher risk with priority to those aged above 50
- Healthcare workers working in COVID-19 protection facilities
- Healthcare personnel working at COVID-19 isolation centres
- Healthcare workers working in ICU
- Essential first responders (EMS Emergency Medical Service, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defense, Oil and Gas Sector)
- Teachers and healthcare workers are at risk due to their age
- Public Health teams involved with contact tracing
The second group contains;
- All adults aged between 50 and 59 years
- Adults with any medical conditions that put them at higher risk
- Any healthcare workers and essential workers
If you are included in either group, you’ll be able to choose your health center of choice, date, and time of the COVID-19 vaccination. The health center for receiving the vaccination is not guaranteed until a confirmation is received via email. You will be given a registration number.
If you don’t belong to any of the priority groups, the Ministry of Public Health will record your desire to be vaccinated and will contact you once you are eligible. You will see a pop-up confirming that your registration has been successful.
Click here to register for the COVID-19 vaccine online in Qatar.