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8th February 2022, 16:38

​GHA preparing to offer vaccines to 5 to 11 year olds in March

The Health Authority is preparing to offer paediatric vaccines to 5 to 11 year old children in early March, with more details to be announced shortly.

This was announced by the Ministry of Health, as it called on those who haven't yet had their Pfizer vaccine or booster to come forward before current supplies expire. It says these are due to expire in June, with no guarantee of future supplies to Gibraltar.

After June, Gibraltar will have access to small quantities of AstraZeneca vaccines for people over 40, but there will not be regular clinics.

Those wishing to be fully-vaccinated, therefore, are encouraged to come forward immediately, so the GHA can meet the required time interval between doses. Anyone who comes forward after stocks expire will be placed on a waiting list for any future vaccination programme.

To arrange a vaccination, you can call 200 66966 or register online.

The Minister for Health said there is still a very high rate of COVID-19 case in Gibraltar, and vaccination is proven as the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against hospitalisation and death.

Samantha Sacramento called on everyone who hasn't already been vaccinated, or who needs a second or a booster dose, to come forward immediately, before it's too late.