Vaccination of young people between the ages of 16 and 17 with a (chronic) illness

ORANJESTAD - As of June 1, 2021, Aruba is going to start with the vaccination of the following target group, namely young people aged 16 and 17 with chronic disease. 

Youth suffering from the following diseases or health conditions can register and make an appointment at telephone number 280.0101. 

The diseases are:

  1. Vaccination of young people between the ages of 16 and 17 with a (chronic) illness. Persons with morbid obesity (body mass index (BMI >30)
  2. Patient with diabetes type 1 and 2;
  3. Patient with respiratory/lung disease (asthma);
  4. Patient with chronic heart disease; 
  5. Patients with immune deficiency disorder and or taking immune weakening medications;
  6. Individuals with an intellectual development disorder (mental deficiency) who are clients of institutions or live long-term care facilities;  
  7. Persons with Down syndrome;
  8. Patient with a malignant tumor diagnosis within the past 5 years;
  9. Patients with chronic kidney disease (patient on dialysis);
  10. Patients who has undergone organ, stem cell, or bone marrow transplantation;
  11. Patient with a primary immunodeficiency disorder (PID);
  12. Patient with neurological disorders causing their breathing to be compromised;
  13. Sickle cell disease. 

Parents who are unsure if their teenager falls into this risk group should contact their primary care physician or specialist. 

To make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination, call the Department of Public Health (DVG) at 2800100. 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 16 and 17 years of age who fall into this risk group can be vaccinated at this time. 

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