As we age, our immune system becomes less efficient at protecting us. A number of different vaccinations are available for older people in Qatar free of charge.
  • Flu vaccination, commonly known as the flu jab, protects against influenza. Flu can be particularly serious in older people and cause complications such as pneumonia. It is free to people aged 60 and over and also to carers and younger adults with conditions that make them susceptible to complications if they have flu. 
  • People who are aged 60 and over should have a pneumococcal vaccination. This injection will protect you from pneumococcal infections caused by bacteria.
  • People who are 60 and above may also be candidates for a vaccine to prevent shingles or Herpes Zoster, a common and painful skin disease. 
  • Talk to your family doctor or geriatrician for further information about suitable vaccinations.