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KEMH to hold special booster clinic on Wednesday

A nurse holds a phial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London.

King Edward VII Memorial Hospital will hold a second special Covid-19 vaccine booster clinic this Wednesday for people with suppressed immune systems.

A Government spokeswoman said those people who received an email for an appointment last week and did not attend KEMH on Sunday will be called by phone to schedule an appointment for Wednesday.

The spokeswoman said the Ministry of Health is assisting this priority group with making their appointments.

She said: “If you are immunosuppressed and have not received an appointment via email, please contact the vaccine call centre at 444-2498, option #2. If you have one of the following conditions, you are considered immunosuppressed and will be made a priority for an appointment on Wednesday at KEMH:

● Blood cancers

● Advanced HIV/AIDS

● Recipients of organ transplants

● Treatment for cancers

● Recipients of stem cell transplants

● People born with conditions that depress their immunity like Sickle Cell Disease, Down Syndrome

● Treatment with drugs that depress immunity, for example, high dose steroids, cancer drugs, and drugs for advanced arthritis

Also starting on Wednesday, a second vaccination centre will be launched at the National Sports Centre to accelerate the booster programme.

The dates and hours of operation for the next three weeks are:

● Wednesday 13 October to Friday 15 October 12pm -6.30pm

● Tuesday 19 October to Friday 22 October 12pm -6.30pm

● Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October 12pm -6.30pm

Those who are 65 and over and have had their second dose at least six months prior are eligible to make their own appointments. To book your own booster appointment, please follow these steps:

1) Visit https://www.gov.bm/vaccine-booster or click the link at the top of gov.bm that says “Book a Booster Vaccine Appointment”

2) Complete the form with your last name and email address that was used for your original vaccine appointment. If your last name and email match the record in the system, you will be sent an email.

3) Click the link contained in the email received, which will direct you to a page that contains your Vaccine Certificate & SafeKey. If you are eligible for a booster dose, there will be an option at the top of the webpage that says, “You are eligible to register for a vaccination booster dose - BOOK NOW”.

4) Click “BOOK NOW” and pick the date and time you wish to receive your booster dose. (Example below)

Residents should note, that the link contained in that email can be clicked at any time to retrieve your vaccine certificate, vaccine-based SafeKey or request a UK Vaccination letter. This link can be saved for future reference.

If you do not have access to the internet or need assistance in making appointments as you were unable to self-register, please call the Vaccine Centre on 444-2498-option #2.

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Published October 11, 2021 at 9:56 pm (Updated October 11, 2021 at 9:56 pm)

KEMH to hold special booster clinic on Wednesday

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