Flu vaccine now available

Dit item is gearchiveerd op 31-12-2021.

ORANJESTAD- The Department of Public Health DVG is announcing that this year’s flu vaccine, better known as the Flu-shot, is available and ready for administration. The flu shot is primarily given to those at higher risks of getting complications due to influenza.

This group consists primarily of seniors older than 60 years and individuals of all ages who have a chronic illness.

Influenza shotSeniors older than the age of 60 years qualify for the free flu vaccine without doctor’s prescription while those with a chronic illness will have to show a doctor’s prescription when getting their vaccine.

Seniors older than 60 years should make an appointment to receive their flu vaccine by calling 5224239 or 5224241 and should only bring a valid AZV card upon arrival for their flu vaccine. Individuals with a chronic illness younger than 60 years of age should also make an appointment by calling 5224239 or 5224241 for their FREE flu shot but are required to show a valid AZV card and doctor’s prescription upon arrival for their flu vaccine.

Individuals younger than 60 years of age with no chronic illness but who wants to receive their flu shot can purchase this at the office of the Section for Infectious Diseases and costs Awg. 20,00. This is available from Monday to Friday between 7:45 am - 11:45 am and from 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm and can only be purchased with debit card. 

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