18th August 2021, 19:34
The Community vaccination programme gains pace once again.
The arrival of almost 1,200 Pfizer doses last week means the vaccination team is now making its way through the waiting list – which has continued to grow over the last few months.
The new consignment will also allow the GHA to vaccinate children with underlying health conditions, between the ages of 12 and 15 and who are considered highly vulnerable to the virus.
Back in April, the Community vaccination programme was in its final phase.
At the time, the GHA advised anyone who wanted to be vaccinated against Covid, to register their interest. Doses of the vaccine were limited and the GHA could not guarantee when the vaccine would be available in the future.
But the vaccination programme has continued in the background, albeit at a slower pace.
With the Team vaccinating people who had secured their dose previously. Among them, expectant mothers, and people who were recovering from illness.
The arrival of almost 1200 doses now, means the team can now work through the waiting list, which has grown over the last few months.
The waiting list also continues to grow naturally. Gibraltar like the Uk only offers the vaccine to 16 year olds and over.
But, Last week, the GHA offered the vaccine to high risk children in the 12 to 15 age bracket, following approval for use by the UJK’s vaccine committee.
The GHA advises anyone who wants to get vaccinated, to contact the team to register their interest.