As of June 23, 2021, the Public Health Department started vaccinating the following target group, namely young people aged 12 to 15 with an illness or health condition.
The young people who suffer from the following diseases or health conditions can register and make an appointment on telephone numbers 280-0101 or 522-4200.
The diseases are:
- Patient with respiratory/lung disease (asthma);
- Patients with heart disease, arrhythmia who have had heart surgery or have had a heart attack;
- Patient with diabetes type 1 and 2;
- Person with morbid obesity (body mass index (BMI >30);
- Patients with chronic kidney disease (patient on dialysis);
- People in poor health as a result of illness or medical treatment, for example young people who have recently had a bone marrow transplant, young people with HIV/AIDS, young people who have had their spleens removed. Young people who are in poor health as a result of an autoimmune disease or who are receiving immune suppressive treatment for this condition, young people with leukemia and young people receiving chemotherapy or radiation.
- Young people between 12 and 15 years who use salicylates (eg with chronic intestinal problems);
- Individuals with an intellectual development disorder (mental deficiency) who are clients of institutions or live in long-term care facilities;
- Patients with an immune deficiency disorder and or who are taking immune-suppressing drugs;
- Individuals with Down syndrome;
- Persons with second degree obesity (body mass index (BMI) between 35 – 40, also called severe obesity;
- Individual cases in which, directly or indirectly, significant adverse effects on a person’s health may arise and as a result the doctor may advise vaccination;
- Healthy young people in the context of herd immunity, for example housemates who live with children or adults who belong to the vulnerable groups, people who cannot receive a vaccine for medical reasons or who are not sufficiently protected after vaccination due to an immunological deficiency.
Parents who are unsure whether their teen falls under this risk group can contact their GP or specialist.
To make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination, you must call the Department of Public Health (DVG) on 2800100 0f 522-4200. You do not need to bring a referral letter on the day of the vaccination. If necessary, the teen must be accompanied by one of his/her parents or guardian.
Only young people between the ages of 12 and 15 who fall under this risk group can currently be vaccinated.