Find out if you're eligible for the Covid-19 booster dose in Oman, and where expats can book their vaccine appointments
8 November 2021| Last updated on 8 November 2021
Oman has rolled out booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine across the country.
If you are interested in getting your booster vaccine, here is what you need to know.
Who is eligible for the booster dose in Oman?
According to Oman's Ministry of Health, your previous coronavirus jab must have been received at least eight months ago.
You must also fall under any one of the following categories:
- Aged 65 and up.
- Front line workers and those who work in health care, aged 50 and above.
- Individuals above the age of 18 who suffer from chronic diseases including kidney disease, blood diseases, lung conditions, severe heart diseases, liver disease, diabetes with glycated haemoglobin higher than 7.6%, those with blood pressure problems, and people who are obese with a body mass index greater than 30.
- Those who are immunocompromised (above the age of 12).
- Patients undergoing cancer treatment.
- Individuals who have been subject to bone marrow and organ transplants.
- HIV positive people.
- Anyone who is currently under treatment that involves immunosuppressive drugs.
Where can expats in Oman get vaccinated for Covid-19?
Foreign expats in Oman can get their coronavirus vaccine at the following locations:
- Siblah Muttrah (Muttrah Wilayat) - 8 AM to 2 PM
- Medical Fitness Center (Al-Shradi - Seeb State) - 8 AM to 2 PM
Advanced appointments are required to be booked through the Tarrasud Plus app or through the official website.
"We would like to warn you about the need to book appointments in advance through the electronic self-registration service to book appointments, through the Tarrasud Plus application or through the following LINK," said the Directorate General of Health Services.
Reporting side effects of Covid-19 vaccines in Oman
The Ministry of Health in Oman is urging people who are experiencing side effects from the Covid-19 vaccine to report them at the earliest.
"If you suspect a side effect, make sure to report it," said health officials.
"Always report suspected side effects. Together, we can make vaccines better for everyone."
How to report Covid-19 vaccine side effects in Oman
Those who wish to report side effects suspected from the Covid-19 vaccine can:
- Visit the Ministry of Health website: https://www.moh.gov.om/en/home
- Email the Department of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Control at [email protected]
- Or, call the Ministry of Health on 2235-7687 or 2235-7690
At the time of publishing, the Oman website for Covid-19 response reported 891,163 total Covid-19 cases, out of which 149,745 recovered. Coronavirus-related deaths in Oman is now at 3,516.