FALKLAND ISLANDS GOVERNMENT
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
16 March 2022
The KEMH is pleased to announce that a fourth dose (second booster) of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccination will now be offered to patients aged 75 and over; those patients in the highest risk category (i.e. those who are severely immunosuppressed) who received their booster in the last few weeks do not need to attend this session. The vaccination centre will be held as normal in the FIDF Club on Tuesday 22 March from 10am to 2pm.
As with the previous programmes, it would be appreciated if East Falklands Camp residents, or any West Falkland or Outer Island residents who may be in town, make their way into Stanley for their vaccinations.
This clinic is also available for anyone who has not yet received either one of their first two doses or subsequent booster dose. To receive your second main dose, this must be no less than 28 days after your first dose; for a booster dose you need to have had your second vaccination at least three months ago.
FIGAS will take the travelling vaccination team on a scheduled Doctor’s visit to Bleaker Island, Port Stephens, Fox Bay, Carcass Island, Hill Cove and Port Howard on Tuesday 22 March. This will be to vaccinate patients aged 75 and over and anyone who has not yet received either one of their first two doses or subsequent booster dose. The KEMH are grateful to all residents for travelling to the nearest settlement for their vaccine. Visits will all take place at airstrips, with the exception of Port Howard and, as these are weather dependent, timings on the day will be confirmed by FIGAS.
For both the clinic in Stanley, West Falkland and the Outer Islands patients are asked to bring their Covid-19 vaccination card.
If you are unable to attend any of these clinics or you have not yet received any doses of the vaccine, but would still like to take part in the vaccination programme then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will work with you to arrange a suitable time.
Remember, being fully vaccinated gives you the best chance of avoiding Covid-19 and reduces your chance of transmitting the virus to others. It will also help you should you wish to go overseas for business, pleasure or in an emergency. If you haven’t yet had any dose of the Covid vaccine please consider doing so – it’s not too late to get protected.