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Vaccination Centre welcomes more Islanders

23 September 2021

This week the Vaccination Centre opened its doors for Islanders aged 80 years and over and all health and social care workers. Booster doses also started for care home residents in the Island's residential and care homes.

Appointments for 12 to 15 year olds and booster appointments for Islanders aged 70 years and over will begin on Monday 27 September at the Vaccination Centre in Fort Regent.

Key statistics as at Sunday 19 September:

  • 47% of Islanders aged 16 and 17 have received one dose
  • 85% of Islanders aged 18 years and over have received two doses
  • 68% of Islanders aged 18-29 years old have received one dose
  • 76,998 first doses administered
  • 73,893 second doses administered

A Facebook Live 'Ask the Experts' event about this year's winter vaccination programme, which includes Covid booster vaccinations and flu vaccinations, will take place on Tuesday 28 September on the Government of Jersey's Facebook page. The Deputy Medical Officer for Health, Dr Ivan Muscat; Head of the Vaccination Programme, Becky Sherrington; and Vaccination Programme Operations Lead, Ross Barnes, will be directly answering questions submitted by Islanders during the live stream.

Head of the Vaccination Programme, Becky Sherrington, said: "I am pleased that the uptake from young Islanders continues to grow and that we will be opening for 12 to 15 year olds from Monday. I would like to reassure parents and young Islanders that the Vaccination Centre is a child-friendly environment and our medical staff will be able to answer any questions - big or small, and create a comfortable environment for vaccination. We are also going to be sending out letters to parents over the next couple of days to ensure parents and carers are informed about vaccination for their young person.

"Next week, we are holding a Facebook Live where Islanders are welcome to ask any questions about Covid or flu vaccination. I hope that as many people as possible are able to tune in to listen and use the opportunity to clarify any concerns that they may have.

"Again, I thank Islanders for their continued support as this week we have seen many eligible Islanders coming into the Centre for their booster vaccination which has been great to see. Let's keep up this fantastic effort to get vaccinated as we enter the Autumn and Winter seasons."

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