The Ministry of Health advises that the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme is in progress. The current vaccine rollout prioritizes those at the highest risk and highest exposure to COVID-19. The following groups of people are eligible receive the COVID-19 vaccine:
- the elderly (60 years and over)
- persons with non-communicable diseases including:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Diabetes (high blood sugar)
- Heart Disease
- Cerebrovascular disease (e.g. stroke, aneurysm)
- Respiratory disease (e.g. asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD))
Persons with other non-communicable diseases may be eligible.
Persons who do not fall into any of these categories MUST NOT visit the clinics at this time regarding COVID-19 vaccinations.
How to get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Only if you belong to the group above, you can visit one of the closest designated COVID-19 Vaccine facilities. Vaccines for the first dose will be administered without appointments, but on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis. Persons who do not fall in to the above group will not be vaccinated.
Clinic staff may only speak English so if you need assistance to communicate you should ask for the support of a friend or neighbour.
What do I bring to my appointments?
- All available forms of valid identification (UNHCR card, Passport, National Identification cards (e.g. Cedula) or Migrant Registration Card)
- Immunization Card (An immunization card will be provided for those without one)
Contact Information for Designated COVID-19 facilities:
Eastern Regional Health Authority ERHA
North Central Regional Health Authority NCRHA
North West Regional Health Authority NWRHA
South West Regional Health Authority SWRHA