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In order to be able put more flexible hours and measurements it is extremely important to have the Covid-19 virus under control. Therefore, the Department of Public Health has made it possible for residents to get their Pfizer vaccine faster. The plan is to have 85% of the population vaccinated by mid June 2021. As of today a total of 51.920 person registered for the vaccine of which 17.921 received both dosages already and 26.500 the first dosage and are pending for their second dosage. Here’s how the department of Public health is taking action.

Walk-in and vaccination for people over 50 and people who missed their appointment

As of Tuesday, April 20, 2021, citizens of 50 years and older, as well as those who missed their appointment, can walk in and be vaccinated.

All citizens aged 50 or older who have registered and have not yet received an appointment can walk in. Also, all citizens of 50 years or older who have not registered can walk in and get help with registration and will be vaccinated at the same time.

Citizens who already had an appointment and missed it for whatever reason, can walk in non-stop from Monday to Saturday at the Centro Libertador Betico Croes from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. also in the Santa Teresita Center, Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Walk-in service is only for the first vaccination. People who have already had their first vaccination should get their second vaccination on their already programmed appointment date.

To speed up your registration, you can register via the Aruba Health App,, www , , or at MFA Paradera and Noord and also at Centrum Santa Teresita in San Nicolas.

Vaccination Marathon on April 24 and 25, 2021

The Department of Public Health reminds everyone that Aruba will realize its first VACCINATION MARATHON this Saturday and Sunday, on April 24 and 25, 2021.

Are you 18 or older and have you not yet been vaccinated?

Then, go to the Vaccination Marathon on April 24th or 25th at Centrum Teresita in San Nicolas, Centro Libertador Betico Croes, Club Don Bosco in Noord or Ritz-Carlton Hotel from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ‘NON-STOP’. Do not forget to bring your AZV card.

Note: the vaccination marathon only applies to the first vaccination.

Aruba depends totally on its tourism and the only way for it to flourish again is to have herd immunity. It does not take Covid-19 completely away but we will be able to offer our visitors a safe and healthy environment. With the help of each and every one adhering to all rules and protocols we will be able to overcome this. Keep washing your hands, keep wearing those awesome masks and keep practicing social distance.