Vaccination of young people aged 12 to 17 with a (chronic) disease

Dit item is gearchiveerd op 25-07-2021.

ORANJESTAD - As of June 23, 2021, the Directorate of Public Health will begin vaccinating the following target group, namely young people between the ages of 12 and 15 with an illness or health condition.

Youth suffering from the following diseases or health condition can register and make an appointment at phone numbers 280-0101 or 522-4200. 

The diseases are:

  1. Patient with respiratory/lung disease (asthma);
  2. Patients with heart disease, cardiac arrhythmia who have undergone heart surgery or suffered a heart attack;
  3. Patient with diabetes type 1 and 2;
  4. Person with morbid obesity (body mass index (BMI >30);
  5. Patient with chronic kidney disease (patient on dialysis);
  6. Vaccination youth 12 – 15 years old Persons with a weak health condition due to illness or medical treatment, for example, adolescents who have recently undergone a bone marrow transplant, adolescents with HIV/AIDS, adolescents in whom the spleen has been removed. Adolescents who have a weak health condition due to an autoimmune disease or who are receiving immune suppressive treatment for this condition, adolescents with leukemia, and adolescents receiving chemotherapy or radiation. 
  7. Adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 who are taking salicylates (e.g., with chronic bowel problems);
  8. Individuals with an intellectual development disorder (mental deficiency) who are clients of institutions or live in long-term care facilities; 
  9. Patients with immune deficiency disorder and or who are on immune weakening medications;
  10. Persons with Down syndrome;
  11. Person with second degree obesity o obesity (body mass index (BMI) between 35 - 40, ok called severe obesity;
  12. Individual cases in which, directly or indirectly, important adverse effects on the health of a person may occur and therefore the physician may recommend vaccination;
  13. Healthy young people in the context of herd immunity, for example, roommates who live with children or adults who belong to the vulnerable groups, persons who cannot receive vaccine for medical reasons or who are not adequately protected after vaccination because of an immunological deficiency.

Parents who are unsure whether their teenager falls into this risk group should contact their family doctor or specialist.

To make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination, call the Directorate of Public Health (DVG) at 2800100 0f 522-4200. On the day of the vaccination, you do not need to bring a referral letter. If necessary, the teen should be accompanied by one of his/her parents or guardian.

Only adolescents between the ages of12 and 15 who fall into this risk group can be vaccinated at this time. 

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