Consistent increase in vaccination (1st dose) during the week of August 23 – 27, 2021

ORANJESTAD – During the week of August 23 – 27, 2021, the Department of Public Health (DVG) registered an increase in first-dose vaccinations.

This increase in vaccinations is a positive trend. During the week of August 23 – 27, 2021, a daily average of more than 225 persons got their first vaccine dose. If this trend continues, in the following weeks, an average of 1000 persons can get their first vaccine dose and be partially protected against COVID-19.   

Walk-ins for vaccinations persons 60 years and older. Building Department of Public HealthAfter three weeks, they have to get the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on their appointment date. If for any reason, they forget their appointment, they can walk in to get their vaccine. Persons who prefer to take the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, which consists of only one dose, can make an appointment via telephone numbers 5224200 or 2800101. At this moment a total of 30 thousand persons 12 years and older still are not vaccinated.  

The Department of Public Health informs all persons 60 years and older, that they can walk in without an appointment Tuesday to Friday from 8.00 am – 11.30 am to get their first or second vaccine. The vaccinations take place at the main building of the Department of Public Health, located at Caya Ing. Roland H. Lacle 4, in Oranjestad. To make an appointment, please download the Aruba Health App or via You may also call 2800101 or 5224200.

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