Covid vaccinations for non-GeSY beneficiaries or non-registered citizens will begin on Friday at walk-in centres, the Ministry of Health announced Tuesday.
The vaccinations will take place every Friday between 08.00-1400 local time. In Nicosia inoculations will take place at the State Fair (in three centres), in Limassol at Spyros Kyprianou Stadium (three centres) and in Larnaka at the Port (one centre).
For Pafos and Famagusta districts people can proceed to the walk-in centres that are already in operation for GeSY beneficiaries at the General Hospitals.
The Health Ministry points out that non-registered and non-beneficiaries need to present an identification document (ID, passport ect), a Foreigner`s registration card or any other form that can identify they have applied for the card and the special document for the vaccination of citizens who are not GHS beneficiaries.
In all the above centres people 12-17 ages can also get their jabs, given they are non-beneficiaries and non-registered but they must also present all the documents needed for vaccinations of minors. The Ministry reminds everyone than walk-in centres are operating on an first come first serve basis.
The email [email protected], that was currently used for non-registered and non-beneficiaries will no longer be operational and all interested persons are requested to visit the walk-in centres and follow the above procedure.
The inoculations are also taking place via mobile units in the Prisons Department, Migrants` centres, industrial zones and other places such as academic institutions.
Moreover the Ministry announced that the appointments for minors aged 12-15 have reached 1,800 by 13:30 local time today, via the Vaccination Portal.
The vaccination is not mandatory and both parents or legal guardians need to sign for the vaccination to take place. The total number of appointments for minors reached 2,176 since the Portal opened on Monday whereas the total number of appointments for people over 12 reached 4,337.
Appointments by people 18 and over reached 2,161.
The walk-in centres accommodated yesterday 600 people.
So far 74% of the population has received the 1st dose of the vaccine while 66% has completed its vaccination scheme.