Qatar may be a tiny country, but is it among the richest on the planet, thanks to its large natural gas and oil reserves. Doha is the perfect reflection of the incredible wealth of the nation, with its ultra modern buildings, extravagant malls and omnipresent outrageous luxury. But Qatar is more than just an over sized shopping place. Qatar’s natural scenery made of golden sand dunes is stunning and the country has some interesting cultural sites, like the world-class Museum of Islamic Art and the intriguing ruins of Zubarah. Qatar is a perfect destination for those seeking a comfortable and safe introduction to the Arab world.
INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
QATAR – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Hepatitis B||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Causes, Symptoms & Treatment – Typhoid fever||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.|
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Dengue Fever||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves from mosquito bites.|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats, dogs and other mammals. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|Turista – Traveler’s Diarrhea (ETEC)||Talk to your health care professional about the risks and precautionary measures to take, as well as the Dukoral® vaccine. Important to note that the Dukoral vaccine is an oral vaccine given in 2 doses, recommended at least 2 weeks prior to departure.|
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Azithromycin or Suprax|
In Qatar, good quality health care can be accessed in Doha, the capital city. Many foreigners go to the Doha Clinic Hospital, which offers a wide array of services and specialties. The Hamad General Hospital is a public medical facility providing excellent care, also in Doha. The Al Khor Hospital, the main hospital facility in the North of the country, can also be quoted. In the event of serious sickness or injury, an air evacuation to another country is necessary.
In case of emergency in Qatar, call 999. If you prefer to have a private ambulance, you can reach the Doha Clinic Hospital at 435 5999.
In large cities, numerous pharmacies can be found. As a result, basic medicines, as well as more specific treatments, are easily accessible in Qatar. But if you intend to travel in remote places, it is essential that you bring your own medical supplies.
Dial 999 for emergency assistance.